1. [syn: eloquent, facile, fluent, silver, silver-tongued, smooth-spoken]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Eloquent \El"o*quent\, a. [F. ['e]loquent, L. eloquens, -entis,
p. pr. of eloqui to speak out, declaim; e + loqui to speak.
1. Having the power of expressing strong emotions or forcible
arguments in an elevated, impassioned, and effective
manner; as, an eloquent orator or preacher.
O Death, all-eloquent! You only prove
What dust we dote on when 't is man we love. --Pope.
2. Adapted to express strong emotion or to state facts
arguments with fluency and power; as, an eloquent address
or statement; an eloquent appeal to a jury.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; "able
to dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech" [syn:
eloquent, facile, fluent, silver, silver-
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
71 Moby Thesaurus words for "eloquent":
Ciceronian, Demosthenian, Demosthenic, Tullian, affecting, ardent,
articulate, cogent, convincing, declamatory, effective,
elocutionary, expressive, facile, facund, felicitous, fervent,
fervid, fluent, forceful, forensic, free-speaking, free-spoken,
glib, graphic, high, impassioned, impressive, incisive, indicative,
lofty, loud-speaking, loud-spoken, meaningful, oratorical,
outspoken, passionate, persuasive, plain-speaking, plain-spoken,
poignant, potent, powerful, pregnant, revealing, rhetorical, rich,
sententious, significant, silver, silver-tongued, slick, smooth,
smooth-spoken, smooth-tongued, soft-speaking, soft-spoken,
speaking, spellbinding, striking, suggestive, talkative, talking,
telling, touching, trenchant, true-speaking, vivid, vocal, voluble,