having or exercising the power of fluent, forceful, and appropriate speech: an eloquent orator.
characterized by forceful and appropriate expression: an eloquent speech.
movingly expressive: looks eloquent of disgust.
- el·o·quent·ly, adverb
- el·o·quent·ness, noun
- non·el·o·quent, adjective
- non·el·o·quent·ly, adverb
- qua·si-el·o·quent, adjective
- qua·si-el·o·quent·ly, adverb
- su·per·el·o·quent, adjective
- su·per·el·o·quent·ly, adverb
- un·el·o·quent, adjective
- un·el·o·quent·ly, adverb
- elegant, eloquent
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How to use eloquent in a sentence
As if to drive home the distinction, he left the lofty language to the event’s youngest speaker, Amanda Gorman, a 22-year-old poet from Los Angeles whose spoken-word poem, “The Hill We Climb,” was the ceremony’s eloquent capstone.America yearns for an era of good feeling. The inaugural ceremony launched one. | Peter Marks | January 20, 2021 | Washington Post
An eloquent exception is a painting by Sina Ata, an American-born Iraqi who lives in Jordan.In the galleries: Middle East artists examine sheltering in place amid pandemic | Mark Jenkins | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
I do not believe it is a matter of opinion that Assemblywoman Shirley Weber is the most eloquent and moving speaker among California politicians.
The book is dotted with tight, eloquent passages that unite these concerns.Delusions, justice, accountability and freedom in America | Paul Taylor | December 18, 2020 | Washington Post
Less explicit yet more eloquent are such wordless pictures as “Bloodletting,” in which torrents of pigment nearly submerge the stars and stripes.In the galleries: A wide array of media carry election-year messages | Mark Jenkins | October 30, 2020 | Washington Post
He should also be remembered for being an early and eloquent foe of Nazism.
For her part, Michele, in interviews, is eloquent, to the point, and assured.
But what about the eloquent, book smart, interesting, quirky, inquisitive black woman, you ask?Lifetime’s ‘Girlfriend Intervention’: The Fairy Black Mothers TV Doesn’t Need | Phoebe Robinson | September 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the eloquent words of colonial preacher John Winthrop, “When a man is to wade through deep water, there is required tallness.”For Short Men in 2014, The News Is Surprisingly Good | Kevin Bleyer | September 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
What happened to that hopeful, eloquent man we elected in 2008?
He was a patriot of the noblest and most extensive views, and justly celebrated as a man of learning, eloquent and refined.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
She looked up at him with sad and eloquent eyes, which softened his heart in spite of himself.Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
Tories will wax eloquent on "the pink miasma of revolutionary Radicalism."
Hugh said nothing, but his silence was eloquent to Evelyn, who knew now the whole story of the girl with the soft eyes.Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
Never had the black population of the city listened to or witnessed a more eloquent appeal.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
British Dictionary definitions for eloquent
(of speech, writing, etc) characterized by fluency and persuasiveness
visibly or vividly expressive, as of an emotion: an eloquent yawn
- eloquently, adverb
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