elocution elocution  /ˌɛ lə ˈkju ʃən/


  • (n) an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture

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  1. He spoke with clarion clarity, his voice an elocution teacher's pride, easily parodied but intimate, powerful and oh-so-precise.
  2. Business schools moved to a model that emphasized quick thinking, confident elocution and a style of reasoning that looked more like combat than it did contemplation.
  3. Right or wrong, Harvey was an artist of elocution, making music of news copy, building suspense with pauses Harold Pinter might envy.


  1. The Simple Solution for the Soaring Demand to Speak with a British English Accent

    LONDON, August 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Speak Easily's new eBook, How to Lose Your Accent, makes the accent reduction course from London's most successful elocution lessons available to people throughout ...
    on August 30, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. I Have a Dream: An Export Mightier Than McTikka

    KOLKATA, India -- At my school in Kolkata, far far away from the American civil rights movement and the red hills of Georgia, I Have a Dream was an elocution favorite. Tutored by Belgian priests, Bengali students from resolutely middle...
    on August 29, 2013     Source: New America Media

  3. Honoring Martin Luther King with a Google doodle -- and our own dream

    (Click to enlarge) (Credit: Screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET) Yes, the back of a man's head that can be seen on Google's home page today is that of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream Speech" 50 years ago today. Google's tribute is a simple banner that shows Dr. King, mid-elocution, standing before a microphone and a massive crowd on the National Mall. The most well ...
    on August 29, 2013     Source: CNET


  1. But Jade yelled: "I don't want elocution. I don't want elocution. You know what you need? Some real life in your life." "Your head's so far up your a**e you can smell your own s***."
    on Jan 18, 2007 By: Jade Goody Source: New Zimbabwe.com

  2. Shetty replied: "Oh please, learn some manners. You know what you need? You need elocution classes, Jade."
    on Jan 18, 2007 By: Shetty Source: FOXNews

  3. Shortly before the primary, black progressive journalist Salim Muwakkil noted in the Chicago Tribune that Obama was "perhaps the least favorite son," observing that "his Harvard education and crisp elocution mark him as insufficiently...
    on Apr 6, 2008 By: Salim Muwakkil Source: History News Network

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