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silver-tongued

[sil-ver-tuhngd] /ˈsɪl vərˈtʌŋd/
adjective
1.
persuasive; eloquent:
a silver-tongued orator.
Origin of silver-tongued
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95
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  • "There is no necessity for me to be silver-tongued with you," was the reply.

    The Slave of the Mine Bracebridge Hemyng
  • He was called "the silver-tongued orator" and "a flame of fire."

    Revolutionary Reader Sophie Lee Foster
  • He was tall, gentlemanly, silver-tongued, and perfectly orthodox.

  • "Musica" was the nickname of the silver-tongued professor-politician.

    Romantic Spain John Augustus O'Shea
  • There was its superb bell tower, and its peal of silver-tongued chimes.

    Private Peat

    Harold R. Peat
  • He had an exceptionally melodious voice, and I have often heard him called "the silver-tongued orator."

    As I Remember Marian Gouverneur
  • The silver-tongued chimes cut into Jerrys speech, ringing out a live little prelude before striking seven.

  • The lieutenant's heroism served as a peg from which the silver-tongued ones turned themselves loose and kicked.

    American Notes Rudyard Kipling
  • "The silver-tongued orator of the East," his appearance in any town or hamlet was greeted with the greatest enthusiasm.

British Dictionary definitions for silver-tongued

silver-tongued

adjective
1.
persuasive; eloquent: silver-tongued salesman
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