- 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.
Origin of elocution
Related Words for elocutionistspokesman, spokesperson, lecturer, speechmaker, announcer, rhetorician, mouthpiece, orator, elocutionist, reciter, lector, monologist, scholar, anthology, bookworm, primer, proofreader, editor, speechifier, mouth
Examples from the Web for elocutionist
Historical Examples of elocutionist
Miss Brown, the elocutionist, ranks as one of the finest in the country.
"Wal, I don't profess to be any elocutionist," Salters said."Captains Courageous"
A woman with stringy hair and an elocutionist's mouth, grew dramatic as he passed.Erik Dorn
Miss Carrie was an elocutionist and had even recited on the stage.Emmy Lou
George Madden Martin
When I was a girl, I could 'a' been quite an elocutionist if I could 'a' had lessons.Friendship Village
- the art of public speaking, esp of voice production, delivery, and gesture
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).