- Persuasive, moving, or graceful discourse.
- The skill or power of using such discourse.
- The quality of persuasive, moving, or graceful expression.
- 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 <em>eloquence</em>; a speaker, speech, or writing of great <em>eloquence</em>; the <em>eloquence</em> of tears or of silent grief.
- That which is expressed in an eloquent manner: as, a flow of <em>eloquence.</em>
- <strong>Synonyms</strong> <em>Elocution, Rhetoric</em>, etc. See <internalXref urlencoded="oratory">oratory</internalXref>.
- 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.
- Fig.: Whatever produces the effect of moving and persuasive speech.
- That which is eloquently uttered or written.
- The quality of <xref>artistry</xref> and <xref>persuasiveness</xref> in <xref>speech</xref> or <xref>writing</xref>.
- powerful and effective language