well-spoken

[ wel-spoh-kuh n ]
/ ˈwɛlˈspoʊ kən /

adjective

speaking well, fittingly, or pleasingly: The new chairwoman was very well-spoken.
polite in speech: a well-spoken gentleman.
spoken in an apt, fitting, or pleasing manner: a few well-spoken words on civic pride.

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Origin of well-spoken

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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British Dictionary definitions for well-spoken

well-spoken

adjective (well spoken when postpositive)

having a clear, articulate, and socially acceptable accent and way of speaking
spoken satisfactorily or pleasingly
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