Definition of eloquent in English:

eloquent

adjective

  • 1Fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing.

    ‘an eloquent speech’
    • ‘It was an eloquent speech that went unheard, except for the few of us present that day.’
    • ‘She was eloquent, vocal and strong when she championed the cause of her students and her teacher colleagues.’
    • ‘An eloquent powerful style portrays his sincerity to that which he believes in.’
    • ‘The Mennonite Church in Canada expresses such concern in eloquent, thoughtful terms.’
    • ‘His writing is superbly articulate and eloquent, the essence of literary beauty.’
    • ‘The arguments from both sides were eloquent and persuasive, and for some time it seemed that the verdict could go either way.’
    • ‘Barbara Stewart gave an eloquent speech on the problems of child poverty.’
    • ‘The material is clearly presented and written in a lucid and eloquent manner.’
    • ‘The member who spoke before me gave us a very interesting and eloquent speech.’
    • ‘His eloquent, amusing, yet sad and sensitive writing raises many timely and important issues.’
    • ‘She was softly eloquent, speech slow and hesitant in picking out the perfect words.’
    • ‘His life and writings have given eloquent testimony that one may be both a man of science and a man of God.’
    • ‘Her novels are generally escapist romances eloquent in their expression of the desires and anxieties of gender and race.’
    • ‘It is not merely that she is eloquent and articulate; she is also unusually shrewd and intelligent.’
    • ‘This book is an eloquent contribution to the debate on the effects of a large group of chemicals and on the regulation of chemicals generally.’
    • ‘For all the eloquent speeches that Blair has made, the reform agenda can hardly be said to have gathered pace.’
    • ‘Pictures adorn many walls and words from many of his eloquent and inspirational speeches stare out from others.’
    • ‘People would listen to them only because of their eloquent expressions.’
    • ‘Their three books together make a powerful and eloquent case for the abolition of the death penalty.’
    • ‘She is intelligent, eloquent, attractive, modest, and a strong advocate for her positions.’
    persuasive, expressive, articulate, fluent
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    1. 1.1 Clearly expressing or indicating something.
      ‘the bus journey alone is eloquent of class inequality’
      • ‘The testimonies of the young boys are quite eloquent of the systematic abuse spread over several years.’
      expressive, sensitive, meaningful, suggestive, revealing, telling, significant, indicative
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Origin

Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin eloquent- ‘speaking out’, from the verb eloqui (see eloquence).

Pronunciation

eloquent

/ˈɛləkwənt/