What does eloquence mean?

Definitions for eloquence
ˈɛl ə kwənselo·quence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eloquence, fluency, smoothness(noun)

    powerful and effective language

    "his eloquence attracted a large congregation"; "fluency in spoken and written English is essential"; "his oily smoothness concealed his guilt from the police"

Wiktionary

  1. eloquence(Noun)

    The quality of artistry and persuasiveness in speech or writing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eloquence(noun)

    fluent, forcible, elegant, and persuasive speech in public; the power of expressing strong emotions in striking and appropriate language either spoken or written, thereby producing conviction or persuasion

  2. Eloquence(noun)

    fig.: Whatever produces the effect of moving and persuasive speech

  3. Eloquence(noun)

    that which is eloquently uttered or written

Freebase

  1. Eloquence

    Eloquence is fluent, forcible, elegant or persuasive speaking. It is primarily the power of expressing strong emotions in striking and appropriate language, thereby producing conviction or persuasion. The term is also used for writing in a fluent style. The concept of eloquence dates to the ancient Greeks, Calliope, being the Muse of epic poetry and eloquence. Eloquence derives from the Latin roots: ē, meaning "out," and loqui, a deponent verb meaning "to speak." Thus, being eloquent is having the ability to project words fluidly out of the mouth and the ability to understand and command the language in such a way that one employs a graceful style coupled with the power of persuasion, or just being extremely graceful in the interpretation of communication. Petrarch, in his study program of the classics and antiquity focused attention on language and communication. After mastering language, the goal was to reach a “level of eloquence”, to be able to present gracefully, combine thought and reason in a powerful way, so as to persuade others to a point of view. Petrarch encouraged students to imitate the ancient writers, from a language perspective, combining clear and correct speech with moral thought. The Renaissance humanists focused on the correlation of speech and political principles as a powerful tool to present and persuade others to particular concepts. At the core of presentations was the use of graceful style, clear concise grammar and usage, and over time the insertion of rational and emotional arguments.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eloquence in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eloquence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of eloquence in a Sentence

  1. Nancy Pelosi:

    Speaker Wright was a person of deep courage, brilliant eloquence, and complete mastery of the legislative process. Speaker Wright's strong, decisive leadership built an indelible legacy of progress, not only in his beloved state of Texas, but around the world. Wright championed prosperity for every working family, and helped lead the way to peace to Central America.

  2. John W. Gardner:

    Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage.

  3. Henri Frdric Amiel:

    Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority it is the highest summit of art and life.

  4. Homer:

    So it is that the gods do not give all men gifts of grace - neither good looks nor intelligence nor eloquence.

  5. Barbara Bush:

    I may not be the most eloquent, but I learned early that eloquence won't draw oil from the ground, i may sometimes be a little awkward, but there's nothing self-conscious in my love of country. I am Barbara Bush -- but I hear the quiet people others don't.

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