Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A public speaker or declaimer.

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Examples

  • "Old Harry's our champion elocutioner at school, you know," Wally said.

    A Little Bush Maid

  • Howells put in a night of suffering — long, dark hours of hot and cold waves of fear — and rising next morning from a tossing bed, wrote: “Here’s a play which every manager has put out-of-doors and which every actor known to us has refused, and now we go and give it to an elocutioner.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • a play which every manager has put out-of-doors and which every actor known to us has refused, and now we go and give it to an elocutioner.

    My Mark Twain (from Literary Friends and Acquaintance)

  • Howells put in a night of suffering -- long, dark hours of hot and cold waves of fear -- and rising next morning from a tossing bed, wrote: "Here's a play which every manager has put out-of-doors and which every actor known to us has refused, and now we go and give it to an elocutioner.

    Mark Twain, a Biography — Volume II, Part 1: 1886-1900

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