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 Dictionary entry overview: What does eloquence mean? 

  The noun ELOQUENCE has 1 sense:

1. powerful and effective language

  Familiarity information: ELOQUENCE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Powerful and effective language

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


eloquence; fluency; smoothness

Context examples:

his eloquence attracted a large congregation / fluency in spoken and written English is essential / his oily smoothness concealed his guilt from the police

Hypernyms ("eloquence" is a kind of...):

expressive style; style (a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period)

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