El`o*cu"tion (?), n. [L. elocutio, fr. eloqui, elocutus, to speak out: cf. F. 'elocution. See Eloquent.]
Utterance by speech.
[Fruit] whose taste . . .
Gave elocution to the mute, and taught
The tongue not made for speech to speak thy praise.
Oratorical or expressive delivery, including the graces of intonation, gesture, etc.; style or manner of speaking or reading in public; as, clear, impressive elocution.
of a reader."
Suitable and impressive writing or style; eloquent diction.
To express these thoughts with elocution.
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