Simple Definition of elocution
: the study of how to speak clearly and in a way that is effective and socially acceptable
Examples of elocution
He took lessons in elocution.
<the oft-told story that he practiced elocution by learning to speak with a mouth full of pebbles>
Origin of elocution
Middle English elocucioun, from Latin elocution-, elocutio, from eloqui
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with elocution
absolution, allocution, attribution, comminution, consecution, constitution, contribution, convolution, destitution, dissolution, distribution, evolution, execution, exsolution, institution, involution, persecution, prosecution, prostitution, resolution, restitution, retribution, revolution, Rosicrucian, substitution
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