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silver-tongued

[sil-ver-tuhngd]
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adjective
  1. persuasive; eloquent: a silver-tongued orator.
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Origin of silver-tongued

First recorded in 1585–95
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Examples from the Web for silver-tongued

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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


British Dictionary definitions for silver-tongued

silver-tongued

adjective
  1. persuasive; eloquentsilver-tongued salesman
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