silver-tongued love

Definitions

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

  • adj. Having or exhibiting the power of fluent and persuasive speech; eloquent.

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  • adj. eloquent, articulate, charming

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a smooth tongue, or fluent, plausible, or convin cing speech; eloquent.

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

  • adj. expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

Etymologies

From silver-tongue. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As ambassador in Washington, Mr. Haqqani was often referred to as "silver-tongued," a man able to communicate effectively with officials of different political persuasions.

    A Hostage in Pakistan

  • Those who arrived in that historic election aren't ready to dub the silver-tongued, silver-haired Georgian the answer to Mitt Romney just yet.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • He’d been called silver-tongued by more than one lover in the past.

    Deep Kiss Of Winter

  • The silver-tongued Clent charms her with "phrases as vivid and strange as spices".

    Frances Hardinge: a bucketful of whimsy

  • There are deadly bar brawls, living gods made of molten bronze, silver-tongued demons, razor-clawed gargoyles, talking green-eyed spiders and page after page of broken bones and spilled blood.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Michael Sata, the silver-tongued victor who once worked for British Rail, may himself be from the liberation generation but he harnessed the frustrations of the young.

    A good news story out of Africa brings hope | Ian Birrell

  • Here are three techniques of top performers that you can use in your own workplace interactions to be more persuasive and influential by Monday morning: 1. Lose your attachments: We tend to think of great persuaders as silver-tongued devils who manipulate others.

    Lisa Earle McLeod: How to Be More Persuasive and Influential at Work

  • The three overlapping tales are told in rhyming monologues and feature among them a mother driven to violent revenge, a young girl looking for love and a silver-tongued serial killer.

    This week's new theatre

  • Whenever anything goes wrong, politicians begin blaming their messaging operations, as if a better-chosen sound bite by a more silver-tongued aide would have spared them the consequences of their actions.

    Column: What Ben Bernanke needs to tell Congress

  • Because America voted for silver-tongued eloquence and sparkling debate performances in 2008.

    Ken Blackwell: Perry Can Win If Leadership Trumps Debates

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