- having or exercising the power of fluent, forceful, and appropriate speech: an eloquent orator.
- characterized by forceful and appropriate expression: an eloquent speech.
- movingly expressive: looks eloquent of disgust.
Origin of eloquent
Examples from the Web for eloquent
He should also be remembered for being an early and eloquent foe of Nazism.The Catholic Philosopher Who Took on Hitler
John Henry Crosby
December 26, 2014
For her part, Michele, in interviews, is eloquent, to the point, and assured.Why Does Everyone Hate Lea Michele?
October 9, 2014
But what about the eloquent, book smart, interesting, quirky, inquisitive black woman, you ask?Lifetime’s ‘Girlfriend Intervention’: The Fairy Black Mothers TV Doesn’t Need
September 25, 2014
In the eloquent words of colonial preacher John Winthrop, “When a man is to wade through deep water, there is required tallness.”For Short Men in 2014, The News Is Surprisingly Good
September 13, 2014
What happened to that hopeful, eloquent man we elected in 2008?Why Won't Obama Go to Ferguson?
August 19, 2014
When all was "right," how eloquent the lip-music of coachee!
"I've an aversion to your eloquent old heathen," she pleaded.Quaint Courtships
His speech was not eloquent, nor did it flatter the Leopard Woman, but it was to the point.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
It hushed the eloquent, struck down the powerful, abolished the beautiful and good.A Tale of Two Cities
His most eloquent teaching was his ministration to the wants and the sufferings of the wretched.Self-Help
- (of speech, writing, etc) characterized by fluency and persuasiveness
- visibly or vividly expressive, as of an emotionan eloquent yawn
Word Origin and History for eloquent
late 14c., from Old French eloquent, from Latin eloquentem (nominative eloquens), present participle of eloqui "to speak out" (see eloquence). Related: Eloquently.