Eloquent Definition

ĕlə-kwənt
adjective
Having, or characterized by, eloquence; fluent, forceful, and persuasive.
Webster's New World
Vividly expressive.
An eloquent sigh.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Eloquent

  • From Old French eloquent, from Latin eloquens (“speaking, having the faculty of speech, eloquent”), present participle of eloqui (“to speak out”), from e (“out”) + loqui (“to speak”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin ēloquēns ēloquent- present participle of ēloquī to speak out elocution

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

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