Elocution

Definition of Elocution

El`o`cu´tion
n.1.Utterance by speech.
[Fruit] whose taste . . .
Gave elocution to the mute, and taught
The tongue not made for speech to speak thy praise.
- Milton.
2.Oratorical or expressive delivery, including the graces of intonation, gesture, etc.; style or manner of speaking or reading in public; as, clear, impressive elocution.
3.Suitable and impressive writing or style; eloquent diction.
To express these thoughts with elocution.
- Dryden.

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accents, chatter, comment, conversation, debating, declamation, demagogism, discourse, eloquence, forensics, gab, homiletics, language, lecturing, oral communication, oratory, palaver, parole, platform oratory, prattle, public speaking, pyrotechnics, rabble-rousing, rapping, rhetoric, speaking, speech, speechcraft, speechification, speeching, speechmaking, stump speaking, talk, talking, wordcraft, words, yakkety-yak, yakking
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