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Definition of "elocutionary" [el•o•cu•tion•a•ry]

  • Of or pertaining to elocution or to public speaking; rhetorical (adjective)

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Use "elocutionary" in a sentence
  • "One should hasten to say, however, that over-nicety in enunciation, pedantic exactness, obtrusive "elocutionary" excellence, or any sort of labored or affected effort should be carefully guarded against."
  • "He must have studied the subject a great deal, when you come to think of it, because he assumed an "elocutionary" attitude."
  • "Tell it naturally and simply, as the folk-tellers did, not with studied and elaborate "elocutionary" effects."
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