Definition of eloquence
1 : discourse marked by force and persuasiveness; also : the art or power of using such discourse
2 : the quality of forceful or persuasive expressiveness
Examples of eloquence in a Sentence
The senator's eloquence is well known.
She spoke with eloquence on the need for better schools.
Recent Examples of eloquence from the Web
Eloquence alone cannot solve these dilemmas, but Landrieu at least made a start.
The eloquence with which an older art object illuminates experience today is a measure of its greatness.
All the eloquence and introspection belongs to the creature.
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First Known Use of eloquence
ELOQUENCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of eloquence for English Language Learners
: the ability to speak or write well and in an effective way
ELOQUENCE Defined for Kids
Definition of eloquence for Students
1 : speaking or writing that is forceful and convincing
2 : the ability to speak or write with force and in a convincing way
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