- 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.
The definition of eloquent is expressive and persuasive.
- having, or characterized by, eloquence; fluent, forceful, and persuasive
- vividly expressive: an eloquent sigh
Origin of eloquentMiddle English and Old French from Classical Latin eloquens, present participle of eloqui, to speak out, utter from e-, out + loqui, to speak
Capable of or characterized by eloquence: an eloquent speaker; an eloquent sermon.
Origin of eloquentMiddle English from Old French from Latin ēloquēns ēloquent- present participle of ēloquī to speak out ; see elocution .
(comparative more eloquent, superlative most eloquent)
OriginSee also: éloquent