Eloquence

Definition of Eloquence

El´o`quence
n.1.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.
Eloquence is speaking out . . . out of the abundance of the heart.
- Hare.
2.Fig.: Whatever produces the effect of moving and persuasive speech.
Silence that spoke and eloquence of eyes.
- Pope.
The hearts of men are their books; events are their tutors; great actions are their eloquence.
- Macaulay.
3.That which is eloquently uttered or written.
O, let my books be then the eloquence
And dumb presagers of my speaking breast.
- Shak.

Related Words

articulacy, articulateness, debating, declamation, demagogism, elocution, expression, expressiveness, facility of speech, facundity, fervor, force, forcefulness, forensics, homiletics, lecturing, meaningfulness, oratory, passion, platform oratory, power, public speaking, pyrotechnics, rabble-rousing, rhetoric, speaking, speechcraft, speechification, speeching, speechmaking, spirit, stump speaking, vigor, wordcraft
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