- 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 eloquently
As my fellow students have eloquently demonstrated, we need feminism.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating
January 1, 2015
As McCain so eloquently stated Monday, we must not “risk our national honor to prevail in this or any war.”Why the Muslim World Isn’t Flipping Out Over the CIA Torture Report
December 12, 2014
As a similar Tumblr so eloquently states: “Your Balls Are Not That Big.”Online Shaming Gives Creeps the Spotlight They Deserve
September 23, 2014
The explainer in chief can easily and eloquently point to all that.Send In Bill Clinton to Save the Democratic Midterm Campaign
April 14, 2014
No one does either as brilliantly or eloquently as Sandra Bullock.Best Oscar Speeches of All Time: Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep & More
March 2, 2014
Quickly, but eloquently, Blood expressed his thanks, where he knew that no thanks were due.Captain Blood
Eloquently he describes his struggle with the changing language.
She dwelt earnestly and, indeed, eloquently on the beauty of the scenery.Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2)
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The Fynes looked at each other eloquently, doubtfully: What do you think of this?Chance
They whispered to him eloquently; I don't think they quite expected the result.A Set of Six
- (of speech, writing, etc) characterized by fluency and persuasiveness
- visibly or vividly expressive, as of an emotionan eloquent yawn
Word Origin and History for eloquently
late 14c., from Old French eloquent, from Latin eloquentem (nominative eloquens), present participle of eloqui "to speak out" (see eloquence). Related: Eloquently.