Elocution definition

ĕlə-kyo͝oshən
The art of public speaking in which gesture, vocal production, and delivery are emphasized.
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The art of public speaking or declaiming.
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A style or manner of speaking, especially in public.
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Style or manner of speaking or reading in public.
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Elocution is defined as public speaking in a polished and professional way.

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.

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The art of public speaking with expert control of gesture and voice, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
elocution
Plural:
elocutions

Origin of elocution

  • Middle English elocucioun from Latin ēlocūtiō ēlocūtiōn- from ēlocūtus past participle of ēloquī to speak out ē-, ex- ex- loquī to speak tolkw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition