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.
Fig.: Whatever produces the effect of moving and persuasive speech.
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
The notion of directing a film is the invention of critics - the whole eloquence of cinema is achieved in the editing room. Orson Welles