1. e- "out" + loqu- + -ence.
2. => speak out.
- eloquence (n.)
- late 14c., from Old French eloquence (12c.), from Latin eloquentia, from eloquentem (nominative eloquens) "eloquent," present participle of eloqui "speak out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + loqui "to speak" (see locution). Earlier in same sense was eloquency (mid-14c.).
- 1. I wish I'd had the eloquence of Helmut Schmidt.
- 2. She was struck by his simple, spellbinding eloquence.
- 3. I am afraid my eloquence did not avail against the facts.
- 4. He expressed his sentiments about the war with great eloquence.
- 5. Wealth of words is not eloquence.
[ eloquence 造句 ]