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el·o·quent

 (ĕl′ə-kwənt)
adj.
Capable of or characterized by eloquence: an eloquent speaker; an eloquent sermon.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin ēloquēns, ēloquent-, present participle of ēloquī, to speak out; see elocution.]

el′o·quent·ly adv.
el′o·quent·ness n.

eloquent

(ˈɛləkwənt)
adj
1. (of speech, writing, etc) characterized by fluency and persuasiveness
2. visibly or vividly expressive, as of an emotion: an eloquent yawn.
[C14: from Latin ēloquēns, from ēloquī to speak out, from loquī to speak]
ˈeloquently adv

el•o•quent

(ˈɛl ə kwənt)

adj.
1. skilled in fluent, forceful, and appropriate speech.
2. exhibiting forceful and appropriate expression.
3. (of actions, gestures, etc.) forcefully expressive.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin ēloquent-, s. of ēloquēns, orig. present participle of ēloquī to utter, put into words =ē- e- + loquī- speak]
el′o•quent•ly, adv.
syn: eloquent, articulate both refer to effective language or an effective user of language. eloquent implies vivid, moving, and convincing expression: an eloquent plea for disarmament. articulate suggests fluent, clear, and coherent expression: an articulate speaker.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.eloquent - expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; "able to dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech"
articulate - expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language; "articulate speech"; "an articulate orator"; "articulate beings"

eloquent

adjective
2. expressive, telling, pointed, revealing, significant, pregnant, vivid, meaningful, indicative, suggestive Her only reply was an eloquent glance at the clock.

eloquent

adjective
1. Fluently persuasive and forceful:
2. Exceedingly dignified in form, tone, or style:
3. Effectively conveying meaning, feeling, or mood:
Translations
فَصيح، بَليغ
veltalende
kaunopuheinenvakuuttava
ékesszóló
mælskur, sem er vel máli farinn
zgovoren
slåendetalandeträffandevältalig
güzel konuşan

eloquent

[ˈeləkwənt] ADJ [person, speech] → elocuente; [gesture, look, silence] → revelador, elocuente
his lawyer made an eloquent plea for leniencysu abogado solicitó con elocuencia que el juez fuese indulgente
to be eloquent proof of sthser una prueba fehaciente de algo
see also wax 2

eloquent

[ˈɛləkwənt] adj [person] → éloquent(e); [speech, statement, plea] → éloquent(e)

eloquent

adj
(= persuasive) speech, wordsgewandt; statement, tribute, pleawortgewandt; personredegewandt; his lawyer made an eloquent plea for leniencysein Anwalt bat mit gewandten Worten um Milde; to be eloquent about or on somethingmit schönen Worten über etw (acc)reden; to be eloquent in describing/recommending somethingetw mit gewandten or schönen Worten beschreiben/empfehlen; to wax eloquent (about or on something)(von etw) schwärmen
(fig) hands, voiceausdrucksvoll; gestureberedt; silenceberedt, vielsagend; to be or give eloquent testimony to somethingein beredtes Zeugnis für etw sein, etw beredt bezeugen; to be eloquent proof of somethingein überzeugender Beweis für etw sein

eloquent

[ˈɛləkwnt] adjeloquente

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 was the best thing he could have done, far more soothing than the most eloquent words, for Jo felt the unspoken sympathy, and in the silence learned the sweet solace which affection administers to sorrow.
Tom and Ned found it difficult to comprehend all the rapid Spanish spoken by their host, but they managed to understand some, and his eloquent gestures made up the rest.
Her eyes were radiant with the glow of grateful feelings; the flush of her beauty was again seated on her cheeks, and her whole soul seemed ready and anxious to pour out its thanksgivings through the medium of her eloquent features.
The eloquent voice, on which the souls of the listening audience had been borne aloft as on the swelling waves of the sea, at length came to a pause.
Again, it is very often observed that, if the sperm whale, once struck, is allowed time to rally, he then acts, not so often with blind rage, as with wilful, deliberate designs of destruction to his pursuers; nor is it without conveying some eloquent indication of his character, that upon being attacked he will frequently open his mouth, and retain it in that dread expansion for several consecutive minutes.
So it became eloquent, picturing the blissfulness of married life in a house with nothing to pay.
In myself, I confess, I am feeble for this,--full half the blood in my veins is the hot and hasty Saxon; but I have an eloquent preacher of the Gospel ever by my side, in the person of my beautiful wife.
There are orators, politicians, and eloquent men, by the thousand; but the speaker has not yet opened his mouth to speak who is capable of settling the much-vexed questions of the day.
But Sandy was radiant; and was going to be eloquent -- but I stopped her, and told her my magic had mis- carried, somehow or other, and she must mount, with all despatch, and we must ride for life.
The Naturalist Tavern" was not a meaningless name; for all the halls and all the rooms were lined with large glass cases which were filled with all sorts of birds and animals, glass-eyed, ably stuffed, and set up in the most natural eloquent and dramatic attitudes.
They were eloquent in their dis- tress; but they presently discovered that the fire had eaten so far up under the great log it had been built against (where it curved upward and separated itself from the ground), that a handbreadth or so of it had escaped wetting; so they patiently wrought until, with shreds and bark gathered from the under sides of shel- tered logs, they coaxed the fire to burn again.
Miranda said nothing as she closed the door, but her looks were at once equivalent to and more eloquent than words.