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 ?
Brooke astonished his friends by the eloquence and spirit with which he pleaded his suit, told his plans, and persuaded them to arrange everything just as he wanted it.
As the Huron used his native language, the prisoners, notwithstanding the caution of the natives had kept them within the swing of their tomahawks, could only conjecture the substance of his harangue from the nature of those significant gestures with which an Indian always illustrates his eloquence.
That's it, that's just it, Miss Carr; you've hit it in the centre this time," said Whiskey Dick, now quite convinced that his attitude was not intended for eloquence, and shifting back to his own seat, hat and all; "that's tantamount to what I said to the boys just now.
Higginson's congratulatory eloquence, this appeared to be the one thing which Colonel Pyncheon, provident and sagacious as he was, had allowed to go at loose ends.
His eloquence and religious fervour had already given the earnest of high eminence in his profession.
In the mean time, Ichabod would carry on his suit with the daughter by the side of the spring under the great elm, or sauntering along in the twilight, that hour so favorable to the lover's eloquence.
It was not merely the man's words, the torrent of his eloquence.
Our good senator in his native state had not been exceeded by any of his brethren at Washington, in the sort of eloquence which has won for them immortal renown
Yet, compared with the cheap professions of most reformers, and the still cheaper wisdom an eloquence of politicians in general, his are almost the only sensible and valuable words, and we thank Heaven for him.
She sought him everywhere, she moved the hardest hearts with the supplications of her tears, the broken eloquence of her despair.
I will tell a plain tale, calmly, without excitement, without eloquence.
The grace which eloquence had failed to work in those men's hearts, had been wrought by a laugh.