What does eloquent mean?

Definitions for eloquent
ˈɛl ə kwəntelo·quent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eloquent, facile, fluent, silver, silver-tongued, smooth-spokenadjective

    expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

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

Wiktionary

  1. eloquentadjective

    fluently persuasive and articulate

  2. eloquentadjective

    effective in expressing meaning by speech

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Eloquentadjective

    Having the power of oratory; having the power of fluent and elegant speech.

    Etymology: eloquens, Latin.

    The Lord of hosts doth take away the captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator. Is. iii. 3.

    O death! all eloquent, you only prove
    What dust we dote on, when ’tis man we love. Alexander Pope.

Wikipedia

  1. eloquent

    Eloquence is fluent, forcible, elegant or persuasive speaking.

ChatGPT

  1. eloquent

    Eloquent refers to the ability to express oneself clearly, persuasively and effectively, especially in speeches or writing. It involves the use of rich and powerful language, grammar, and style to communicate merit, compelling emotions, or thoughtful arguments. Eloquent communication is articulate, impressive, and engaging, often inspiring or moving those who receive it.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eloquentadjective

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

  2. Eloquentadjective

    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

  3. Etymology: [F. loquent, L. eloquens, -entis, p. pr. of eloqui to speak out, declaim; e + loqui to speak. See Loquacious.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eloquent

    el′o-kwent, adj. having the power of speaking with fluency, elegance, and force: containing eloquence: persuasive.—n. El′oquence, the utterance of strong emotion in correct, appropriate, expressive, and fluent language: the art which produces fine speaking: persuasive speech.—adv. El′oquently. [L. eloquens, -entis, pr.p. of eloqui.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eloquent in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eloquent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of eloquent in a Sentence

  1. David Harris:

    I could write a book on our frustration in literally hundreds of meetings with European leaders who, however otherwise well intentioned, refused to grasp the problem staring them -- the anti-Semitic problem staring them in the face, they ducked it they avoided it ... and now 15 years later the problem is so big and so deadly and so rooted that it's going to take a lot more than one eloquent speech by a president or a prime minister.

  2. The IEA:

    As such, the Middle East’s market share of global oil supplies rose to 35 percent, the highest since the late 1970s and an eloquent reminder that even when U.S. shale production does resume its growth, older producers will remain essential for oil markets.

  3. 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.

  4. Elizabeth Warren:

    You see someone as transparently competent and eloquent and on fire as Elizabeth Warren and then you hear some guys just are not into voting for a woman. Why do guys feel so threatened by the idea of a woman president?

  5. Morris Dees:

    The country has lost one of its most passionate and eloquent voices for the cause of justice.

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