eloquence

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See also: éloquence

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French eloquence, from Latin eloquentia.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɛl.ə.kwəns/
  • Hyphenation: el‧o‧quence

Noun[edit]

eloquence (countable and uncountable, plural eloquences)

  1. The quality of artistry and persuasiveness in speech or writing.
    speak with eloquence
    express oneself with eloquence
  2. (countable) An eloquent utterance.

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Noun[edit]

eloquence f (uncountable)

  1. eloquence (quality of being eloquent)