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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The art of correct intonation, inflection, and gesture in public speaking or reading.

Usage examples (39)
  • As a professional storyteller, Mrs. Thompson was known for her mastery of elocution.
  • We have a school of oratory, also classes in elocution and movements, excellently managed by women.
  • Reader: Being able to read aloud, fluently and with expression and good elocution, is a very valuable thing.
  • I wish Mr. Wray success; though I rather think Tidbury is not quite the sort of place to come to for what you call elocution -- eh? " for more
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