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.

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First Known Use of eloquence

14th century


ELOQUENCE Defined for English Language Learners

eloquence

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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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