eloquent

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See also: éloquent

English[edit]

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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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌeː.loːˈkʋɛnt/
  • Hyphenation: e‧lo‧quent
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French éloquent.

Adjective[edit]

eloquent (comparative eloquenter, superlative eloquentst)

  1. eloquent

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of eloquent
uninflected eloquent
inflected eloquente
comparative eloquenter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial eloquent eloquenter het eloquentst
het eloquentste
indefinite m./f. sing. eloquente eloquentere eloquentste
n. sing. eloquent eloquenter eloquentste
plural eloquente eloquentere eloquentste
definite eloquente eloquentere eloquentste
partitive eloquents eloquenters

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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]

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).

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. eloquent

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