eloquent

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Eloquent \El"o*quent\, adjective [F. ['e]loquent, L. eloquens, -entis, p. pr. of eloqui to speak out, declaim; e + loqui to speak. See {Loquacious}.]

1. Having the power of expressing strong emotions or forcible arguments in an elevated, impassioned, and effective manner; as, an eloquent orator or preacher.

O Death, all-eloquent! You only prove What dust we dote on when 't is man we love. --Pope.

2. Adapted to express strong emotion or to state facts arguments with fluency and power; as, an eloquent address or statement; an eloquent appeal to a jury.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

eloquent

adjective

1: expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; "able to dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech" [syn: {eloquent}, {facile}, {fluent}, {silver}, {silver- tongued}, {smooth-spoken}]


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