Definitions

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  • n. The trait of being clever at speaking, often in a deceitful way.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The song-sparrow of the United States, Melospiza fasciata or melodia.

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Examples

  • His silver-tongue and empty promises reveal his true nature.

    Moveon.org ad tries to show Obama can win the GOP vote

  • Indeed, Huckabee has a silver-tongue…why is it that a Huckabee can be so smooth facing a television camera, and seem so likeable to the American people, when he has this dark side?

    Huckabee’s Choice Words for Romney - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • For he was the genuine silver-tongue, the sentences flowing from his mouth as smooth as butter and as neatly dovetailed as a parquet floor.

    Mr. Standfast

  • A languishing silver-tongue that adores the sound of his own voice.

    Mr. Standfast

  • It could not be because I had a “silver-tongue, ” for I read in the local newspaper one day when I had been lecturing in the western part of the state that “a voluble German with a voice like a squeaky cellar-door” had been in town.

    I become an Author and resume my Interrupted Career as a Lecturer

  • It could not be because I had a “silver-tongue,” for I read in the local newspaper one day when I had been lecturing in the western part of the state that “a voluble German with a voice like a squeaky cellar-door” had been in town.

    The Making of an American

  • He was the college silver-tongue, and we settled back to listen to him.

    At Good Old Siwash

  • It could not be because I had a "silver-tongue," for I read in the local newspaper one day when I had been lecturing in the western part of the state that "a voluble German with a voice like a squeaky cellar-door" had been in town.

    The Making of an American

  • With much frenetic silver-tongue reasons, he finally convinced them that the guns weren’t real.

    Archive 2009-10-01

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