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elocution

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Linguistics
elocutionel‧o‧cu‧tion /ˌeləˈkjuːʃən/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 SLgood clear speaking in public, involving voice control, pronunciation etc 🔊 elocution lessonselocutionary adjectiveelocutionist noun [countable]
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elocutionJay Gatsby would have noted his poise and elocution.The lessons in singing and elocution had left her with a pretty powerful voice.I was always terribly shy and I was sent to what were known as elocution lessons - to get me out of myself.They sent her to London for elocution lessons and she grew into a lovely young lady.She had trained under Kate Rorke at the Guildhall, where she won the silver medal for elocution.A similar effort to learn elocution ended just as quickly.In Darcy's Utopia it will be as normal to practise elocution as to brush your teeth.Study the elocution of, oh, .elocution lessonsI was always terribly shy and I was sent to what were known as elocution lessons - to get me out of myself.They sent her to London for elocution lessons and she grew into a lovely young lady.Steve Maxwell Yes-the pay cheque would have been nice-although the elocution lessons would have been a bit tedious.
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