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eloquence

el·o·quence

eloquence

 
pronunciation:
e l kwihns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: skill or ability to use language that impresses or persuades.
The salesman's eloquence persuaded many to purchase his so-called remedies.The eloquence with which she wrote her essays impressed her professors.
similar words:
expression, rhetoric
definition 2: powerful, impressive, or persuasive writing or esp. speaking.
similar words:
expression, oratory
Word Parts
The word eloquence contains the following parts:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.