elocutionary


noun

  1. a person’s manner of speaking or reading aloud in public: The actor’s elocution is faultless.
  2. the study and practice of oral delivery, including the control of both voice and gesture.

noun

  1. the art of public speaking, esp of voice production, delivery, and gesture
n.

mid-15c., from Late Latin elocutionem (nominative elocutio) “voice production, manner of expression,” in classical Latin, “oratorical expression,” noun of action from past participle stem of eloqui “speak out” (see eloquence).

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