Definition of eloquent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈeləkwənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈeləkwənt//
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  1. 1able to use language and express your opinions well, especially when you are speaking in public an eloquent speech/speaker
  2. 2(of a look or movement) able to express a feeling His eyes were eloquent.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from Latin eloquent- ‘speaking out’, from the verb eloqui ‘speak out’, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + loqui ‘speak’.Extra examples He grew very eloquent on the subject. He waxed eloquent about her talents as an actress. a very eloquent speaker It was an eloquent and well-informed speech. She was an eloquent speaker, with a beautiful voice.
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