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