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
His weekly commentaries on WVUE-TV continue to be appointment viewing for New Orleanians, his 3-minute monologues delivered in trademark Henderson style, with wit, eloquence and substance.
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.
We're asked to see an absence of eloquence as the presence of authenticity.
The dive bar's obituary probably has been written a thousand times, sometimes with an eloquence that would baffle the average coot who shuffles into these black holes, looking for a shot and a beer before the clock strikes noon.
Perhaps O’Reilly imagined himself as a modern-day King David, a prophet and psalmist, who with eloquence and persistence, would protect God’s people from the Goliaths of today — most notably the left.
In a time of mad unreason, when high power babbles and stammers, the cautious eloquence of our courts affirms their independence.
And Mr. Shawn, a writer of acerbic eloquence, comes up with other descriptions that have the antiseptic chill of iced vodka.
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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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