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Meaning of ELOCUTION

Pronunciation:  `elu'kyooshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture

ELOCUTION is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: delivery, manner of speaking, speech



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\El`o*cu"tion\, n. [L. elocutio, fr. eloqui, elocutus,
to speak out: cf. F. ['e]locution. See {Eloquent}.]
1. Utterance by speech. [R.]

         [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. ``The
   elocution of a reader.'' --Whately

3. Suitable and impressive writing or style; eloquent
   diction. [Obs.]

         To express these thoughts with elocution. --Dryden.

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