quasi eloquent

eloquent

[el-uh-kwuhnt]
adjective
1.
having or exercising the power of fluent, forceful, and appropriate speech: an eloquent orator.
2.
characterized by forceful and appropriate expression: an eloquent speech.
3.
movingly expressive: looks eloquent of disgust.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin ēloquent- (stem of ēloquēns, present participle of ēloquī) speaking out, eloquent, equivalent to ē- e-1 + loqu- speak + -ent- -ent

eloquently, adverb
eloquentness, noun
noneloquent, adjective
noneloquently, adverb
quasi-eloquent, adjective
quasi-eloquently, adverb
supereloquent, adjective
supereloquently, adverb
uneloquent, adjective
uneloquently, adverb

elegant, eloquent.


Eloquent, fluent, articulate, expressive are adjectives that characterize speech or speakers notable for their effectiveness. Eloquent suggests clarity and power: an eloquent plea for disarmament. Fluent, with a root sense of flowing, refers to easy, smooth, facile speech: fluent in three languages. Articulate characterizes a clear and effective speaker or speech: an articulate spokesman for tax reform. Expressive focuses on rendering intelligible or meaningful the ideas or feelings of a speaker or writer and implies an especially effective, vivid use of language: a deeply moving, powerfully expressive evocation of a city childhood. See also fluent.
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eloquent (ˈɛləkwənt)
 
adj
1.  (of speech, writing, etc) characterized by fluency and persuasiveness
2.  visibly or vividly expressive, as of an emotion: an eloquent yawn
 
[C14: from Latin ēloquēns, from ēloquī to speak out, from loquī to speak]
 
'eloquently
 
adv

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eloquent
late 14c., from Fr. éloquent, from L. eloquentem, prp. of eloqui "to speak out" (see eloquence). Related: Eloquently.
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