Eloquent meaning

ĕlə-kwənt
The definition of eloquent is expressive and persuasive.

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.

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Having, or characterized by, eloquence; fluent, forceful, and persuasive.
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Capable of or characterized by eloquence.

An eloquent speaker; an eloquent sermon.

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Vividly expressive.

An eloquent sigh.

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Origin of eloquent

  • 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

  • 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