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Definition of 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

The finest eloquence is that which gets things done.
David Lloyd George

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

Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak, and to speak well, are two things.
Ben Jonson

Indeed, there is an eloquence in true enthusiasm that is not to be doubted.
Edgar Allan Poe

False eloquence is exaggeration; true eloquence is emphasis.
William R. Alger
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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
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