elocution

[el-uh-kyoo-shuhn]
noun
1.
a person's manner of speaking or reading aloud in public: The actor's elocution is faultless.
2.
the study and practice of oral delivery, including the control of both voice and gesture.

Origin:
1500–10; < Latin ēlocūtiōn- (stem of ēlocūtiō) a speaking out, equivalent to ē- e-1 + locūtiōn- locution

elocutionary [el-uh-kyoo-shuh-ner-ee] , adjective
elocutionist, noun
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elocution (ˌɛləˈkjuːʃən)
 
n
the art of public speaking, esp of voice production, delivery, and gesture
 
[C15: from Latin ēlocūtiō a speaking out, from ēloquī, from loquī to speak]
 
elo'cutionary
 
adj
 
elo'cutionist
 
n

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elocution
c.1500, from L.L. elocutionem (nom. elocutio) "voice production, manner of expression," in classical L. "oratorical expression," from eloqui "speak out."
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Every once in a while one experiences a film so perfect in its elocution that it is not forgotten.
But the practice of stage representation reduces everything to a controversy of elocution.
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