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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 ?
The second, Alexander Melville Bell, was the dean of British elocutionists, a man of creative brain and a most impressive facility of rhetoric.
Usually Watson, who had a remarkably keen sense of hearing, did the listening; and Bell, who was a professional elocutionist, did the talking.
Her gift o' gab is what's goin' to be the makin' of her; mebbe she'll lecture, or recite pieces, like that Portland elocutionist that come out here to the harvest supper.
Thus bad begins; but worse remains behind,' as the Standard Elocutionist says," said Agatha, adding another sentence to her confession.
Wal, I don't profess to be any elocutionist," Salters said.
Come right in and look at our elocutionist, Marilla.
Unfortunately for Anne, a professional elocutionist was staying at the hotel and had consented to recite.