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Definition of Eloquence

Eloquence

  1. Fluent, forcible, elegant, and persuasive speech in public; the power of expressing strong emotions in striking and appropriate language either spoken or written, thereby producing conviction or persuasion.
  2. Fig.: Whatever produces the effect of moving and persuasive speech.
  3. That which is eloquently uttered or written.

Eloquence Quotations

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. - Martin Farquhar Tupper
Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
Martin Farquhar Tupper

The notion of directing a film is the invention of critics - the whole eloquence of cinema is achieved in the editing room.
Orson Welles

Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding.
David Hume

Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
Heinrich Heine
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Eloquence Translations

eloquence in German is Beredsamkeit
eloquence in Italian is eloquenza
eloquence in Latin is eloquentia
eloquence in Spanish is elocuencia