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  1. elocutionistnoun

    a public speaker trained in voice production and gesture and delivery


  1. elocutionistnoun

    Someone who practices or teaches elocution.


  1. elocutionist

    Elocution is the study of formal speaking in pronunciation, grammar, style, and tone as well as the idea and practice of effective speech and its forms. It stems from the idea that while communication is symbolic, sounds are final and compelling. It came into popularity in England in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and in America during the nineteenth century. It benefitted both men and women in different ways but overall the concept was there to teach both how to become better, more persuasive speakers, standardize errors in spoken and written English, as well as the beginnings of the formulation of argument were discussed here.


  1. elocutionist

    An elocutionist is a person who is skilled in or specializes in public speaking, often with a particular focus on pronunciation, articulation, and expressive delivery to effectively convey thoughts and emotions. They may perform in areas like acting, poetry reading, or public speaking to persuade, inform, and entertain others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elocutionistnoun

    one who is versed in elocution; a teacher of elocution

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elocutionist in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elocutionist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
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