Origin of elocution
Examples from the Web for elocutionist
He must get an elocutionist to give him lessons upon two or three points.Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie|Andrew Carnegie
Hostess (to elocutionist)—Why, I thought you were never coming!
Imagine me teaching Greek or preaching in the ParkPhil is a preacher, of course, and an elocutionist.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
Here he became pitiful in his ineffectiveness, and Clytie had at last to admit that he would never be the elocutionist Allan was.The Seeker|Harry Leon Wilson
Her reputation is world-wide, and she stands to-day without a peer among her people as an elocutionist.
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).