Definition of elocution noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

elocution

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌeləˈkjuːʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌeləˈkjuːʃn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the ability to speak clearly and correctly, especially in public and pronouncing the words in a way that is considered to be socially acceptable elocution lessons Word Origin late Middle English (denoting oratorical or literary style): from Latin elocutio(n-), from eloqui ‘speak out’, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + loqui ‘speak’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: elocution