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elocution


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elocution  \El`o*cu"tion\,  n.  [L.  elocutio,  fr  eloqui  elocutus 
  to  speak  out:  cf  F.  ['e]locution.  See  {Eloquent}.] 
  1.  Utterance  by  speech.  [R.] 
 
  [Fruit]  whose  taste  .  .  .  Gave  elocution  to  the 
  mute,  and  taught  The  tongue  not  made  for  speech  to 
  speak  thy  praise.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Oratorical  or  expressive  delivery,  including  the  graces  of 
  intonation,  gesture,  etc.;  style  or  manner  of  speaking  or 
  reading  in  public;  as  clear,  impressive  elocution.  ``The 
  elocution  of  a  reader.''  --Whately 
 
  3.  Suitable  and  impressive  writing  or  style;  eloquent 
  diction.  [Obs.] 
 
  To  express  these  thoughts  with  elocution.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elocution 
  n  :  an  expert  manner  of  speaking  involving  control  of  voice  and 
  gesture 




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