eloquence

[el-uh-kwuh ns]
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Origin of eloquence

1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin ēloquentia. See eloquent, -ence
Related formsnon·el·o·quence, nounsu·per·el·o·quence, noun
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eloquence

noun
  1. ease in using language to best effect
  2. powerful and effective language
  3. the quality of being persuasive or moving
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Word Origin and History for eloquence
n.

late 14c., from Old French eloquence (12c.), from Latin eloquentia, from eloquentem (nominative eloquens) "eloquent," present participle of eloqui "speak out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + loqui "to speak" (see locution). Earlier in same sense was eloquency (mid-14c.).

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