El"o*quent (?), a. [F. 'eloquent, L. eloquens, -entis, p. pr. of eloqui to speak out, declaim; e + loqui to speak. See Loquacious.]

1.

Having the power of expressing strong emotions or forcible arguments in an elevated, impassioned, and effective manner; as, an eloquent orator or preacher.

O Death, all-eloquent! You only prove What dust we dote on when 't is man we love. Pope.

2.

Adapted to express strong emotion or to state facts arguments with fluency and power; as, an eloquent address or statement; an eloquent appeal to a jury.

 

© Webster 1913.

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