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elocution

[ el-uh-kyoo-shuhn ]
/ ˌɛl əˈkyu ʃən /
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noun
a person's manner of speaking or reading aloud in public: The actor's elocution is faultless.
the study and practice of oral delivery, including the control of both voice and gesture.
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Origin of elocution

1500–10; <Latin ēlocūtiōn- (stem of ēlocūtiō) a speaking out, equivalent to ē-e-1 + locūtiōn-locution

OTHER WORDS FROM elocution

el·o·cu·tion·ar·y [el-uh-kyoo-shuh-ner-ee], /ˌɛl əˈkyu ʃəˌnɛr i/, adjectiveel·o·cu·tion·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for elocution

elocution
/ (ˌɛləˈkjuːʃən) /

noun
the art of public speaking, esp of voice production, delivery, and gesture

Derived forms of elocution

elocutionary, adjectiveelocutionist, noun

Word Origin for elocution

C15: from Latin ēlocūtiō a speaking out, from ēloquī, from loquī to speak
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