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Meaning of ALLOCUTION

Pronunciation:  `alu'kyooshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (rhetoric) a formal or authoritative address that advises or exhorts
 

ALLOCUTION is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: address, speech

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Al`lo*cu"tion\, n. [L. allocuto, fr. alloqui to
speak to; ad + loqui to speak: cf. F. allocution.]
1. The act or manner of speaking to, or of addressing in
   words.

2. An address; a hortatory or authoritative address as of a
   pope to his clergy. --Addison.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: address, after-dinner speech, chalk talk, debate, declamation, diatribe, eulogy, exhortation, filibuster, forensic, forensic address, formal speech, funeral oration, harangue, hortatory address, inaugural, inaugural address, invective, jeremiad, lecture, oration, pep talk, peroration, philippic, pitch, prepared speech, prepared text, public speech, reading, recital, recitation, sales talk, salutatory, salutatory address, say, screed, set speech, speech, speechification, speeching, talk, talkathon, tirade, valediction, valedictory, valedictory address
 

 

 

 

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