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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 ?
Warren was an eloquent and able patriot," replied Grandfather.
Enwritten upon the leaf where now are peering Eyes scintillating soul, there lie perdus Three eloquent words oft uttered in the hearing Of poets, by poets -- as the name is a poet's, too.
Are you interested, my dear, in eloquent young clergymen?
Every quiver of his little brown body, and every glance from his beseeching brown eyes were eloquent with appeal--so eloquent that at last Pollyanna understood, turned, and followed him.
While the Beaver confessed, with affectionate looks More eloquent even than tears, It had learned in ten minutes far more than all books Would have taught it in seventy years.
He did not contradict his clever and eloquent counsel, who argued that the brain fever, or inflammation of the brain, was the cause of the crime; clearly proving that this malady had existed long before the murder was perpetrated, and had been brought on by the sufferings of the accused.
As he became aware that she was listening closely, he grew still more eloquent in his descriptions of various happenings in his career.
Other singers are there, to be sure, to whom only the full house maketh the voice soft, the hand eloquent, the eye expressive, the heart wakeful:-- those do I not resemble.
But though he was taking a holiday now, that is to say, he was doing no writing, he was so used to intellectual activity that he liked to put into concise and eloquent shape the ideas that occurred to him, and liked to have someone to listen to him.
As soon as he had taken his seat, filled with hope and admiration, I rose, and declared that PATRICK HENRY, of revolutionary fame, never made a speech more eloquent in the cause of liberty, than the one we had just listened to from the lips of that hunted fugitive.
said Louise, after breathing that sigh which had revealed so many griefs in its eloquent utterance.
Had we already exhausted the narrow yet eloquent vocabulary of love?