elocutionist


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

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.

elocutionist

1. a person skilled at public speaking.
2. a teacher of elocution.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.elocutionist - a public speaker trained in voice production and gesture and delivery
orator, public speaker, rhetorician, speechifier, speechmaker - a person who delivers a speech or oration
Translations

elocutionist

[ˌeləˈkjuːʃənɪst] Nprofesor(a) m/f de elocución, recitador(a) m/f

elocutionist

nSprecherzieher(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
"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.
"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."
Usually Watson, who had a remarkably keen sense of hearing, did the listening; and Bell, who was a professional elocutionist, did the talking.
The second, Alexander Melville Bell, was the dean of British elocutionists, a man of creative brain and a most impressive facility of rhetoric.
"'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.
'Guerrilla', she replied, in the customary tones of a trained elocutionist, picking up a piece of chalk and writing the word on the board.
It considers antebellum print culture through Poe, along with his various figures of the author, such as the transatlantic poet-critic, the genius rhetorician, the detective, and the elocutionist, in light of the contemporary culture of rhetoric, the emergence of literature, and the rise of the romantic author.
LAHORE -- A huge audience thoroughly enjoyed an evening at the Ali Institute where acclaimed actor, imitable elocutionist and compere Zia Mohyeddin read out excerpts from the writings of Mushtaq Ahmed Yusufi.
Whether phrenologist, elocutionist, audiologist, physiologist, or psychologist, Hall asserts, "the 'fact' of meter's manifestation-whether intended or not--was a productive site of analysis at the intersection of literary and scientific perspectives" (p.
| Intentions when grown up I intend not only to be an author, but also a good economising housewife and I want to be a good elocutionist, piano player and singer, but to write books is my greatest wish.