Definition of Elocutionary

1. Adjective. Of or relating to elocution. "Elocutionary recitals"

Partainyms: Elocution
Derivative terms: Elocution



2. Adjective. (used of style of speaking) overly embellished. "An elocutionary Oxonian delivery"
Similar to: Affected, Unnatural
Derivative terms: Elocution

Definition of Elocutionary

1. a. Pertaining to elocution.

Definition of Elocutionary

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to elocution or to public speaking; rhetorical ¹

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Definition of Elocutionary

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elocutionary

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elocutionary (current term)
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Literary usage of Elocutionary

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1. Proceedings by National Speech Arts Association (1893)
"IS elocutionary TRAINING A PITFALL TO THE STAGE ASPIRANT? BY VIRGIL ALONZO PINKLEY. WHEN I heard the opening prayer at this Convention I found that Dr. ..."

2. The Christian Examiner (1845)
"Young Ladies' elocutionary Reader; containing a Selection of Reading Lessons, by ANNA U. RUSSELL: with Introductory Rules and Exercises in Elocution, ..."

3. A Manual of Composition and Rhetoric: A Text-book for Schools and Colleges by John Seely Hart (1892)
"elocutionary Pause. — A Dash is sometimes used to mark a significant pause, ... The mark here is purely elocutionary. A good reader will pause some ..."

4. Poetry as a Representative Art: An Essay in Comparative Aesthetics by George Lansing Raymond (1899)
"Gradations of Force or Stress, representing Reflective Influence exerted on Instinctive Tendency—What is represented by the Different Kinds of elocutionary ..."

5. Swinton's First [-sixth] Reader by William Swinton (1883)
"Poetic and elocutionary. — In the section entitled "Poetic and elocutionary" have been gathered many classic gems, which, in the rage for novelty, ..."

6. Fundamentals in Education, Art and Civics: Essays and Addresses by George Lansing Raymond (1911)
"... THE NEED OF elocutionary TRAINING IN THE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY It never would have occurred to me to argue the question at the head of this article, ..."

7. The Liquor Problem in All Ages by Daniel Dorchester (1888)
"Mr. Lees combined with a rare critical faculty, great enthusiasm, and remarkable power of elocutionary and literary expression. In 1836 the British Society, ..."

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