The definition of eloquent is expressive and persuasive.adjective
- An example of something eloquent is Martin Luther King, Jr's I Have a Dream speech.
- An example of someone eloquent is a motivational speaker.
- having, or characterized by, eloquence; fluent, forceful, and persuasive
- vividly expressive: an eloquent sigh
Origin: ME & OFr < L eloquens, prp. of eloqui, to speak out, utter < e-, out + loqui, to speak
- eloquently adverb
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- Characterized by persuasive, powerful discourse: an eloquent speaker; an eloquent sermon.
- Vividly or movingly expressive: a look eloquent with compassion. See Synonyms at expressive.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin ēloquēns, ēloquent-, present participle of ēloquī, to speak out; see elocution.
- elˈo·quent·ly adverb
- elˈo·quent·ness noun