eloquence


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el·o·quence

 (ĕl′ə-kwəns)
n.
1.
a. Persuasive, moving, or graceful discourse: "He has declined to believe Hermione's own honest eloquence" (Wendy Lesser).
b. The skill or power of using such discourse: a writer known for her eloquence.
2. The quality of persuasive, moving, or graceful expression: a passage of great eloquence.

eloquence

(ˈɛləkwəns)
n
1. ease in using language to best effect
2. powerful and effective language
3. the quality of being persuasive or moving

el•o•quence

(ˈɛl ə kwəns)

n.
1. the ability to use language with fluency and aptness.
2. eloquent speech or writing.
[1350–1400; < Latin]

eloquence

graceful, forceful, or persuasive speech. — eloquent, adj.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices

Eloquence

 of lawyers: company of lawyers—Bk. of St. Albans, 1486.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eloquence - powerful and effective language; "his eloquence attracted a large congregation"; "fluency in spoken and written English is essential"; "his oily smoothness concealed his guilt from the police"
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"

eloquence

noun
1. fluency, effectiveness, oratory, expressiveness, persuasiveness, forcefulness, gracefulness, powerfulness the eloquence with which he delivered his message
2. expressiveness, significance, meaningfulness, pointedness the eloquence of his gestures

eloquence

noun
Vivid, effective, or persuasive communication in speech or artistic performance:
Translations
فَصاحَه، بَلاغَه
красноречие
retoriktalegaverveltalenhed
beszédkészségékesszólás
málsnilld
facundia
gražbylystėiškalbingaiiškalbingasiškalbingumas
daiļrunība
språkferdighettalekunstveltalenhet
govorništvozgovornost
güzel konuşma

eloquence

[ˈeləkwəns] Nelocuencia f

eloquence

[ˈɛləkwəns] n [person] → éloquence f; [speech, statement] → éloquence f

eloquence

n (of person)Redegewandtheit f; (of speech, words)Gewandtheit f; (of statement, tribute, plea)Wortgewandtheit f; (fig, of testimony, gesture, silence) → Beredtheit f; phrased with such eloquenceso gewandt ausgedrückt

eloquence

[ˈɛləkwns] neloquenza

eloquence

(ˈeləkwəns) noun
the power of expressing feelings or thoughts in words that impress or move other people. a speaker of great eloquence.
ˈeloquent adjective
an eloquent speaker/speech.
ˈeloquently adverb
References in classic literature ?
It's quite clear her heart is as insensible to eloquence and poetry, as a Potter's Field wall, and it might answer to try her with a little truth.
There was an odd sort of eloquence in his one arm, which had crept round her waist: but his lips were mute.
Amongst other things they spoke of the middle ages: some praised that period as far more interesting, far more poetical than our own too sober present; indeed Councillor Knap defended this opinion so warmly, that the hostess declared immediately on his side, and both exerted themselves with unwearied eloquence.
Honeythunder's--I think you called it eloquence, sir?
And that this is the truth may be seen by the countless plays that a most fertile wit of these kingdoms has written, with so much brilliancy, so much grace and gaiety, such polished versification, such choice language, such profound reflections, and in a word, so rich in eloquence and elevation of style, that he has filled the world with his fame; and yet, in consequence of his desire to suit the taste of the actors, they have not all, as some of them have, come as near perfection as they ought.
I esteemed eloquence highly, and was in raptures with poesy; but I thought that both were gifts of nature rather than fruits of study.
Excepting the ease of feeble stomachs, who cares for eloquence in the presence of a supper-table?
Of limousine bodies, carburettors, spark-plugs, and inner tubes he spoke with freedom and eloquence, but the subject of love and marriage he avoided absolutely.
Such in its strictly official eloquence is the form of funeral orations on ships that, perhaps wearied with a long struggle, or in some unguarded moment that may come to the readiest of us, had let themselves be overwhelmed by a sudden blow from the enemy.
Thence to the famous Orators repair, Those ancient whose resistless eloquence Wielded at will that fierce democraty, Shook the Arsenal, and fulmined over Greece To Macedon and Artaxerxes' throne.
Then it was that he raised his voice, in the midst of a death-like stillness, varying its tones to suit the changing character of his images, and of his eloquence.
No eloquence could have been so withering to one's belief in mankind as his final burst of sincerity.