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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 el·o·quence /ˈɛləkwən(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 El·o·quence n.
 1. Fluent, forcible, elegant, and persuasive speech in public; the power of expressing strong emotions in striking and appropriate language either spoken or written, thereby producing conviction or persuasion.
    Eloquence is speaking out . . . out of the abundance of the heart.   --Hare.
 2. Fig.: Whatever produces the effect of moving and persuasive speech.
    Silence that spoke and eloquence of eyes.   --Pope.
    The hearts of men are their books; events are their tutors; great actions are their eloquence.   --Macaulay.
 3. That which is eloquently uttered or written.
 O, let my books be then the eloquence
 And dumb presagers of my speaking breast.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- Oratory; rhetoric.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : powerful and effective language [syn: fluency]