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eloquence

[el-uh-kwuh ns] /ˈɛl ə kwəns/
noun
1.
the practice or art of using language with fluency and aptness.
2.
eloquent language or discourse:
a flow of eloquence.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin ēloquentia. See eloquent, -ence
Related forms
noneloquence, noun
supereloquence, noun
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eloquence

/ˈɛləkwəns/
noun
1.
ease in using language to best effect
2.
powerful and effective language
3.
the quality of being persuasive or moving
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Word Origin and History for supereloquence

eloquence

n.

late 14c., from Old French eloquence (12c.), from Latin eloquentia, from eloquentem (nominative eloquens) "eloquent," present participle of eloqui "speak out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + loqui "to speak" (see locution). Earlier in same sense was eloquency (mid-14c.).

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