verb el·o·cute \ˈeləˌkyüt\

Definition of elocute


  1. :  declaim the senator ranted and elocuted but made little impression on the crowd a frail drama superbly acted, and excellently elocutedNew York Times

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Origin and Etymology of elocute

back-formation from elocution

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a brief usually trivial fact

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