well-spoken

adjective well-spo·ken \ ˈwel-ˈspō-kən \

Definition of well-spoken

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

First Known Use of well-spoken

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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WELL-SPOKEN Defined for English Language Learners

well-spoken

Definition of well-spoken for English Language Learners

  • : speaking well, politely, or appropriately

  • : spoken in an appropriate and proper way



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