well-spoken

adjective
well-spo·​ken | \ ˈwel-ˈspō-kən How to pronounce well-spoken (audio) \

Definition of well-spoken

1 : speaking well, fitly, or courteously a well-spoken young woman
2 : spoken with propriety well-spoken words

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First Known Use of well-spoken

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of well-spoken was in the 15th century

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“Well-spoken.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-spoken. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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well-spoken

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English Language Learners Definition of well-spoken

: speaking well, politely, or appropriately
: spoken in an appropriate and proper way

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