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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: Latin, present participle of eloqui; ELOCUTION

eloquent

adjective
     
el‧o‧quent
1 able to express your ideas and opinions well, especially in a way that influences people:
an eloquent appeal for support
2 showing a feeling or meaning without using words:
The photographs are an eloquent reminder of the horrors of war.
eloquently adverb
eloquence noun [uncountable]

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