Elocution

El`o*cu"tion

(?), n. [L. elocutio, fr. eloqui, elocutus, to speak out: cf. F. locution. See Eloquent.] 1. Utterance by speech. [R.]
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[Fruit] whose taste . . .
Gave elocution to the mute, and taught
The tongue not made for speech to speak thy praise.
Milton.
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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
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3. Suitable and impressive writing or style; eloquent diction. [Obs.]
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To express these thoughts with elocution.
Dryden.
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