eloquent

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Etymology[edit]

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).

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eloquent (comparative more eloquent, superlative most eloquent)

  1. fluently persuasive and articulate
  2. effective in expressing meaning by speech

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Eloquent expresses stronger praise than do articulate or well-spoken.

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German[edit]

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eloquent (comparative eloquenter, superlative am eloquentesten)

  1. eloquent

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Middle French[edit]

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eloquent m (feminine singular eloquente, masculine plural eloquents, feminine plural eloquentes)

  1. eloquent

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