Definitions for eloquentˈɛl ə kwənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

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.

* 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.

Origin of eloquent:

1350–1400; ME (< AF) < L ēloquent-, s. of ēloquēns, orig. prp. of ēloquī to utter, put into words =ē-e - +loquī- speak


Princeton's WordNet

  1. eloquent, facile, fluent, silver, silver-tongued, smooth-spoken(adj)

    expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

    "able to dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. eloquent(adjective)ˈɛl ə kwənt

    using words beautifully and clearly

    an eloquent statement; an intelligent and eloquent young man


  1. eloquent(Adjective)

    fluently persuasive and articulate

  2. eloquent(Adjective)

    effective in expressing meaning by speech

  3. Origin: eloquens, present participle of eloqui, from e + loqui.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eloquent(adj)

    having the power of expressing strong emotions or forcible arguments in an elevated, impassioned, and effective manner; as, an eloquent orator or preacher

  2. Eloquent(adj)

    adapted to express strong emotion or to state facts arguments with fluency and power; as, an eloquent address or statement; an eloquent appeal to a jury

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an eloquent speaker/speech.

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