well-spoken [wel-spoh-kuh n] ExamplesWord Originadjective
- speaking well, fittingly, or pleasingly: The new chairwoman was very well-spoken.
- polite in speech: a well-spoken gentleman.
- spoken in an apt, fitting, or pleasing manner: a few well-spoken words on civic pride.
Origin of well-spoken late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50 Related Words for well-spoken fluent, expressive, coherent, eloquent, well-spoken, respectful, civilized, civil, soft-spoken, polite, well-behaved, thoughtful, courtly, well-mannered, affable, attentive, considerate, gracious, clear, comprehensible Examples from the Web for well-spoken Contemporary Examples of well-spoken
But there are increasingly more who are well-spoken, educated, and just a little naughty.
October 25, 2014
A Yale-educated lawyer, Rhodes is well-spoken and as passionate about his cause as he is calm.
October 15, 2013
Pence is well-spoken, thanks to a radio show background and to his solid, principled beliefs which make it easy for him to speak.
October 27, 2010
It was packed with neatly combed, mostly blond, well-spoken Hope College students.
Dustin Lance Black
December 20, 2009
Historical Examples of well-spoken
He was young, well-spoken, witty, and skilled in all martial and manly exercises.
Arthur Conan Doyle
I suppose my words were not particularly gracious or well-spoken.
That letter was a kind-hearted, honest, well-spoken citizen.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The convict was always a well-spoken man, and plainly a man of education.
Stanley R. Matthews
He is brave as a knight; well-spoken as a clerk; and yet is he neither clerk nor knight.
British Dictionary definitions for well-spoken well-spoken adjective (well spoken when postpositive)
- having a clear, articulate, and socially acceptable accent and way of speaking
- spoken satisfactorily or pleasingly