Definition of Elocute

1. Verb. Declaim in an elocutionary manner. "The poet elocuted beautifully"

Generic synonyms: Declaim, Recite
Derivative terms: Elocution, Eloquent



Definition of Elocute

1. to speak publicly [v ELOCUTED, ELOCUTING, ELOCUTES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elocute

elm family
elm tree
elmen
elmier
elmiest
elmiric
elmiric acid
elms
elmwood
elmwoods
elmy
elne
elning
elocation
elocular
elocute (current term)
elocuted
elocutes
elocuting
elocution
elocutionary
elocutionist
elocutionists
elocutions
elocutive
elodea
elodeas
elodian
elodians
eloge

Literary usage of Elocute

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1. The Speaker's Garland: Comprising 100 Choice Selections by Phineas Garrett (1897)
"He has heard much of you, and declares positively he can't go to bed until he hears you elocute." " Hears me what? " asked the professor, between his ..."

2. A Dream of the Centuries and Other Entertainments for Parlor and Hall by George Bradford Bartlett (1889)
"They say that he's the very best Of any body round ; He knows jest how to elocute And make the pieces sound. Jest go and twist your hair up high And wear my ..."

3. American Humourists: Recent and Living by Robert Ford (1897)
"Hears you elocute—recite—declaim—understand ? —specimen of your elocution." In vain did the professor plead the lateness of the hour, and that his fire had ..."

4. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1912)
"(Don't elocute, be natural!} NB It is stronger for Portia to rely upon the words: lots of gesture and action is used later on in the scene: at the words, ..."

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