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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Persuasive, powerful discourse.
  • n. The skill or power of using such discourse.
  • n. The quality of persuasive, powerful expression.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of artistry and persuasiveness in speech or writing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Fluent, forcible, elegant, and persuasive speech in public; the power of expressing strong emotions in striking and appropriate language either spoken or written, thereby producing conviction or persuasion.
  • n. Fig.: Whatever produces the effect of moving and persuasive speech.
  • n. That which is eloquently uttered or written.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being eloquent; moving utterance or expression; the faculty, art, or act of uttering or employing thoughts and words springing from or expressing strong emotion in a manner to excite corresponding emotion in others; by extension, the power or quality of exciting emotion, sympathy, or interest in any way: as, pulpit eloquence; a speaker, speech, or writing of great eloquence; the eloquence of tears or of silent grief.
  • n. That which is expressed in an eloquent manner: as, a flow of eloquence.
  • n. Synonyms Elocution, Rhetoric, etc. See oratory.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. powerful and effective language

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