When a President gives an incredibly inspiring speech and delivers that speech perfectly in a way that everyone respects, this is an example of elocution.
- style or manner of speaking or reading in public
- the art of public speaking or declaiming: now often associated with a studied or artificial style of speaking
Origin of elocutionMiddle English ellocucioun from Classical Latin elocutio from past participle of eloqui: see eloquent
- The art of public speaking in which gesture, vocal production, and delivery are emphasized.
- A style or manner of speaking, especially in public.
Origin of elocutionMiddle English elocucioun from Latin ēlocūtiō ēlocūtiōn- from ēlocūtus past participle of ēloquī to speak out ē-, ex- ex- loquī to speak ; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural elocutions)
- The art of public speaking with expert control of gesture and voice, etc.