elocution

[ el-uh-kyoo-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF elocution
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Lafontaine had conviction and self-assurance, but his elocution was very bad for poetry.

I told her I was about to lecture and was on my way to take lessons in elocution.

I'll furnish the elocution if you'll bring the bombs and guns!

I had not seen Francis Ardry since the day I had seen him taking lessons in elocution.

There was no oratory about it, in the ordinary sense of that word; no graces of elocution.

Prince Vasili himself, famed for his elocution, was to read it.

Elocution masters had said certainly not; but they had done him no good.

I hated "elocution" drill in class, I relied on "inspiration."

It improves a boy's elocution a great deal more than driving oxen.

His elocution was handsome, his address easy, polite, and insinuating.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Late Latin elocutionem (nominative elocutio) "voice production, manner of expression," in classical Latin, "oratorical expression," noun of action from past participle stem of eloqui "speak out" (see eloquence).

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