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Origin of elocution
OTHER WORDS FROM elocutionel·o·cu·tion·ar·y [el-uh-kyoo-shuh-ner-ee], /ˌɛl əˈkyu ʃəˌnɛr i/, adjectiveel·o·cu·tion·ist, noun
Words nearby elocution
Example sentences 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.
And hand-painting it allus seemed to me, is really elocution in oils; for a be-yutiful picture is a silent talker.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
Long lectures may be given upon elocution, but the advice can be condensed into two directions.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
The Speaker's speech was far from any oratory, but was as plain (though good matter) as any thing could be, and void of elocution.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
His rhetoric was set forth with an ear-piercing elocution, and a voice that sometimes crashed like cannon.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI|Robert Louis Stevenson
The most remarkable for manners, appearance, and elocution are sent out to dress heads; and they come back tired to death.Unconscious Comedians|Honore de Balzac