eloquence

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noun el·o·quence \ˈe-lə-kwən(t)s\

Definition of eloquence

  1. 1 :  discourse marked by force and persuasiveness; also :  the art or power of using such discourse

  2. 2 :  the quality of forceful or persuasive expressiveness

Examples of eloquence in a sentence

  1. The senator's eloquence is well known.

  2. She spoke with eloquence on the need for better schools.

14th Century

First Known Use of eloquence

14th century


ELOQUENCE Defined for English Language Learners

eloquence

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noun el·o·quence \ˈe-lə-kwən(t)s\

Definition of eloquence for English Language Learners

  • : the ability to speak or write well and in an effective way


ELOQUENCE Defined for Kids

eloquence

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noun el·o·quence \ˈe-lə-kwəns\

Definition of eloquence for Students

  1. 1 :  speaking or writing that is forceful and convincing

  2. 2 :  the ability to speak or write with force and in a convincing way



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