Origin of elocution
Examples from the Web for elocution
He throws every fiber of his being into each performance, altering his posture, elocution, temperament, and more.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And Robert De Niro's Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull wasn't exactly the king of elocution.
I relieved Mrs. Fosdyke from anxiety by informing her that we had a professor of elocution at school.Little Novels|Wilkie Collins
Of her elocution it is scarcely fair to judge until she has caught more accurately the pitch required for the theater.Mary Anderson|J. M. Farrar
"You certainly ought to go on the stage," chorus the admiring friends of the girl who excels in the work of the elocution class.Vocational Guidance for Girls|Marguerite Stockman Dickson
But the practice of stage-representation reduces everything to a controversy of elocution.The Works of Charles Lamb in Four Volumes, Volume 4|Charles Lamb
His talk was simple, natural, and direct, never dropping into circumlocution nor elocution.Yesterdays with Authors|James T. Fields
Word Origin for elocution
mid-15c., from Late Latin elocutionem (nominative elocutio) "voice production, manner of expression," in classical Latin, "oratorical expression," noun of action from past participle stem of eloqui "speak out" (see eloquence).