One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a person) speaking in an educated and refined manner.‘a young, well-spoken Englishwoman’
articulate, nicely spoken, speaking correctly, with a nice accent, with a standard accentView synonyms
- ‘He seemed like a intellectual, well-spoken man.’
- ‘He is an extremely impressive and well-spoken witness.’
- ‘He was well-spoken when talking about a subject that appealed to him, but when answering questions he was short, vague and trivial.’
- ‘A responsibly and well-written book is a gem, as is a responsible and well-spoken teacher.’
- ‘I approach the deputy manager, a prim and very well-spoken lady called Karen.’
- ‘The well-spoken artist gives a great explanation about the genesis of house music.’
- ‘The woman, who was said to be smartly dressed, polite and well-spoken, told people she was collecting sponsorship for a marathon in York.’
- ‘He is well-spoken and has a glowing track record, so his words carry an impact in the locker room.’
- ‘It wasn't just that he was good-looking and sweet, but he was so well-spoken.’
- ‘These are all intelligent, well-spoken people with worthwhile things to say.’
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