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Definition of "eloquent" []

  • Characterized by persuasive, powerful discourse: an eloquent speaker; an eloquent sermon. (adjective)
  • Vividly or movingly expressive: a look eloquent with compassion. See Synonyms at expressive. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "eloquent" in a sentence
  • "I couldn't pronounce the word "eloquent" correctly and I was wearing a black dress I had borrowed from my sister."
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  • "The man stands up there and speaks in eloquent terms of part of the proposed legislation that is nothing more than smoke and mirrors."