- Eloquence is defined as being good with words and expressing things in a pleasing or persuasive manner.
An example of eloquence is a style or trait of a great author who writes beautiful and books and who is a great public speaker.
- speech or writing that is vivid, forceful, fluent, graceful, and persuasive
- the art or manner of such speech or writing
- persuasive power
Origin of eloquenceMiddle English and amp; Old French ; from Classical Latin eloquentia: see eloquent
- a. Persuasive, moving, or graceful discourse: “He has declined to believe Hermione's own honest eloquence” (Wendy Lesser).b. The skill or power of using such discourse: a writer known for her eloquence.
- The quality of persuasive, moving, or graceful expression: a passage of great eloquence.
(countable and uncountable, plural eloquences)
From Old French eloquence, from Latin eloquentia.