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[sil-ver-tuhngd] /ˈsɪl vərˈtʌŋd/
persuasive; eloquent:
a silver-tongued orator.
Origin of silver-tongued
1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • My friends, we have too many orators in the pulpit, I am tired and sick of your "silver-tongued orators."

    Moody's Stories Dwight Lyman Moody
  • "There is no necessity for me to be silver-tongued with you," was the reply.

    The Slave of the Mine Bracebridge Hemyng
  • More than once the silver-tongued pendule sounded during that somewhat protracted but most agreeable visit.

    The Young Duke Benjamin Disraeli
  • He had an exceptionally melodious voice, and I have often heard him called "the silver-tongued orator."

    As I Remember Marian Gouverneur
  • Wendell Phillips, "the silver-tongued orator of America," and anti-slavery reformer.

  • The silver-tongued chimes cut into Jerrys speech, ringing out a live little prelude before striking seven.

  • Even the silver-tongued Sheridan himself made a poor impression upon the House with his earliest effort.

  • We are informed that these dogs belonged to Arawn, or the silver-tongued King of Annwn, of the lower or southern regions.

    Welsh Folk-Lore Elias Owen
  • The lieutenant's heroism served as a peg from which the silver-tongued ones turned themselves loose and kicked.

    American Notes Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for silver-tongued


persuasive; eloquent: silver-tongued salesman
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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