persuasive; eloquent: a silver-tongued orator.

Origin of silver-tongued

First recorded in 1585–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for silver-tongued

fluent, glib, oratorical

Examples from the Web for silver-tongued

Contemporary Examples of silver-tongued

Historical Examples of silver-tongued

  • "There is no necessity for me to be silver-tongued with you," was the reply.

    The Slave of the Mine

    Bracebridge Hemyng

  • He was called "the silver-tongued orator" and "a flame of fire."

    Revolutionary Reader

    Sophie Lee Foster

  • He was tall, gentlemanly, silver-tongued, and perfectly orthodox.

  • "Musica" was the nickname of the silver-tongued professor-politician.

    Romantic Spain

    John Augustus O'Shea

  • There was its superb bell tower, and its peal of silver-tongued chimes.

    Private Peat

    Harold R. Peat

British Dictionary definitions for silver-tongued



persuasive; eloquentsilver-tongued salesman
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