Adjective "eloquent" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing.
  1. 'It was an eloquent speech that went unheard, except for the few of us present that day.'
  2. 'An eloquent powerful style portrays his sincerity to that which he believes in.'
  3. 'His writing is superbly articulate and eloquent, the essence of literary beauty.'
  4. 'Barbara Stewart gave an eloquent speech on the problems of child poverty.'
  5. 'The member who spoke before me gave us a very interesting and eloquent speech.'
  6. 'She was softly eloquent, speech slow and hesitant in picking out the perfect words.'
  7. 'Her novels are generally escapist romances eloquent in their expression of the desires and anxieties of gender and race.'
  8. 'This book is an eloquent contribution to the debate on the effects of a large group of chemicals and on the regulation of chemicals generally.'
  9. 'Pictures adorn many walls and words from many of his eloquent and inspirational speeches stare out from others.'
  10. 'Their three books together make a powerful and eloquent case for the abolition of the death penalty.'
  11. 'the bus journey alone is eloquent of class inequality'


1. having or exercising the power of fluent, forceful, and appropriate speech: an eloquent orator.

2. characterized by forceful and appropriate expression: an eloquent speech.

3. movingly expressive: looks eloquent of disgust.

More examples(as adjective)

"places can be eloquent about houses."

"people can be eloquent on occasions."

"people can be eloquent of ideas."

"people can be eloquent in things."

"names can be eloquent in itselfs."

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Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin eloquent- ‘speaking out’, from the verb eloqui (see eloquence).