Definition of Elocution

1. Noun. An expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture.




Definition of Elocution

1. n. Utterance by speech.

Definition of Elocution

1. Noun. The art of public speaking with expert control of gesture and voice, etc. ¹

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Definition of Elocution

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Elocution

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1. The Christian Examiner (1846)
"There is no man among us more competent to write on elocution, ... Whilst he urges in strong terms the importance of the study of elocution, his views, ..."

2. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1780)
"LeJ/ons in elocution ; or, ... of elocution, narrative, ... for each, branch of elocution has its proper tone and manner, which mull be bell acquired by ..."

3. Poetry as a Representative Art: An Essay in Comparative Aesthetics by George Lansing Raymond (1899)
"elocution : ITS REPRESENTATIVE ELEMENTS CLASSIFIED. Pause and Accent—Analyzed, the Former gives us the Element of Duration ; the Latter gives Duration, ..."

4. The Essentials of æsthetics in Music, Poetry, Painting, Sculpture and by George Lansing Raymond (1921)
"Recapitulation—Necessity of Studying the Elements of Representation— Especially as Produced through the Vocal Organs and Hands—In the Arts of elocution and ..."

5. Catalogue by R. J. Charles Glover Library (1901)
"elocution MR. TENNEY JUNIOR COURSE Voice Training. One hour a week in class (two sections), ... Text•book: Tenney, Manual of elocution and Expression. ..."

6. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1892)
"HOWARD M. TICKNOR, formerly Instructor in elocution in Harvard and Brown Universities, Dramatic Critic, etc. “I greatly admire its clearness, its good sense ..."

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