elocution


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el·o·cu·tion

 (ĕl′ə-kyo͞o′shən)
n.
1. The art of public speaking in which gesture, vocal production, and delivery are emphasized.
2. A style or manner of speaking, especially in public.

[Middle English elocucioun, from Latin ēlocūtiō, ēlocūtiōn-, from ēlocūtus, past participle of ēloquī, to speak out : ē-, ex-, ex- + loquī, to speak; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots.]

el′o·cu′tion·ar′y (-shə-nĕr′ē) adj.
el′o·cu′tion·ist n.

elocution

(ˌɛləˈkjuːʃən)
n
(Rhetoric) the art of public speaking, esp of voice production, delivery, and gesture
[C15: from Latin ēlocūtiō a speaking out, from ēloquī, from loquī to speak]
ˌeloˈcutionary, elocutory adj
ˌeloˈcutionist n

el•o•cu•tion

(ˌɛl əˈkyu ʃən)

n.
1. a style of speaking or reading aloud.
2. the study and practice of public speaking.
[1500–10; < Latin ēlocūtiō expression of an idea in words]
el`o•cu′tion•ar`y (-ʃəˌnɛr i) adj.
el`o•cu′tion•ist, n.

elocution

1. the art of public speaking.
2. the manner or quality of a person’s speech. — elocutionist, n.
See also: Speech
1. the art of public speaking.
2. the manner or quality of a person’s speech.
3. Rare. the act of speech.
4. Obsolete, eloquence.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.elocution - an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gestureelocution - an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture
manner of speaking, delivery, speech - your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally; "his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"; "her speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight accent in his speech"

elocution

noun diction, speech, delivery, rhetoric, pronunciation, utterance, oratory, articulation, public speaking, intonation, modulation, enunciation, declamation, speechmaking, voice production He took courses in elocution and acting at the London Academy.

elocution

noun
The art of public speaking:
Translations
veltalenhed
beszédtechnika
framsagnarlist; framsögn
iškalbaoratorinis menas
daiļrunībarunas māksla
güzel konuşma sanatı

elocution

[ˌeləˈkjuːʃən] Nelocución f

elocution

[ˌɛləˈkjuːʃən]
nélocution f, diction f
modif [lesson, class] → de diction; [teacher] → de diction

elocution

nSprechtechnik f; teacher of elocutionSprecherzieher(in) m(f); elocution lessonsSprechunterricht m

elocution

[ˌɛləˈkjuːʃn] ndizione f, elocuzione f

elocution

(eləˈkjuːʃən) noun
the art of speaking clearly and effectively.
References in classic literature ?
A strange thing, that that part of an orator, which is but superficial, and rather the virtue of a player, should be placed so high, above those other noble parts, of invention, elocution, and the rest; nay, almost alone, as if it were all in all.
Prince Vasili himself, famed for his elocution, was to read it.
Wopsle's elocution - not for old associations' sake, I am afraid, but because it was very slow, very dreary, very up-hill and down-hill, and very unlike any way in which any man in any natural circumstances of life or death ever expressed himself about anything.
The distance also is so great that it needs a man with a fine voice and a knowledge of elocution to make himself heard in the choir; and according to long usage the Canons of Tercanbury are chosen for their learning rather than for any qualities which might be of use in a cathedral church.
In that somewhat distant year 1875, when the telegraph and the Atlantic cable were the most wonderful things in the world, a tall young professor of elocution was desperately busy in a noisy machine-shop that stood in one of the narrow streets of Boston, not far from Scollay Square.
Sire," said Bragelonne, with a voice soft and musical, and with the natural and easy elocution he inherited from his father, "sire, it is not from to-day that I belong to your majesty.
You may trust implicitly, my dear, in the elocution of an English clergyman
Malaprop's mistakes in language so seriously, and took such extraordinary pains with her blunders, that they sounded more like exercises in elocution than anything else.
For that which thou hast heard me speak to-night--was declaimed with the painful precision of a schoolgirl who has been taught to recite by some second-rate professor of elocution.
Rushworth; but as a well-judging, steady young man, with better notions than his elocution would do justice to, he intended to value him very highly.
Sincerity is more important than elocution, isn't it?
When one feels, from the bottom of his feet to the top of his head, that he has something to say that is going to help some individual or some cause, then let him say it; and in delivering his message I do not believe that many of the artificial rules of elocution can, under such circumstances, help him very much.