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elocutionary

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj elocutionary (used of style of speaking) overly embellished "an elocutionary Oxonian delivery"
    • adj elocutionary of or relating to elocution "elocutionary recitals"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Elocutionary Pertaining to elocution.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • elocutionary Of or pertaining to elocution.
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Usage

In literature:

Her sister often read it aloud, standing behind her and rendering it with elocutionary effects.
"The Rise of Silas Lapham" by William Dean Howells
As he stood in that elocutionary attitude, friends, this is just the way that speech went.
"Acres of Diamonds" by Russell H. Conwell
A deep silence ensues, and the poor child, whose debut in the elocutionary art it is, suddenly loses countenance.
"Monsieur, Madame and Bebe, Complete" by Gustave Droz
The result was a perfect success; the pause at the close of each sentence had such a fine elocutionary effect.
"Adopting An Abandoned Farm" by Kate Sanborn
As she traveled she left in her wake a pyrotechnic display of elocutionary denunciation.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14" by Elbert Hubbard
It shows that you are taking a deep interest in the game, and it makes the other players admire your elocutionary powers.
"The Silly Syclopedia" by Noah Lott
Do not imagine for a moment that I advocate the neglect of elocutionary graces.
"The Young Priest's Keepsake" by Michael Phelan
Not mere elocutionary reading, but simple reading, bringing out the author's meaning and giving people pleasure.
"Holiday Stories for Young People" by Various
Most throat troubles may be set down to a lack of proper elocutionary training.
"Talks on Talking" by Grenville Kleiser
There is no attempt to rouse the house by elocutionary climaxes or quick-stopping strides.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 103, May, 1866" by Various
We had music, songs, and an elocutionary entertainment; every thing passing off pleasantly.
"Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive" by Alf Burnett
Jim was rather proud of his elocutionary gift.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Mr. Neidlinger builds his songs upon one guiding principle, that is, faithfulness to elocutionary accent and intonation.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
One prominent feature in the advocate's education must always be elocutionary practice.
"A Book About Lawyers" by John Cordy Jeaffreson
THE ELOCUTIONARY READER; containing a Selection of Reading Lessons.
"Conversation" by Andrew P. Peabody
He also received a high tribute to his elocutionary powers from a more exalted quarter.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery - Volume 3 (of 4)" by John Charles Dent
He also received a high tribute to his elocutionary powers from a more exalted quarter.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery Volume 3" by John Charles Dent
Their elocutionary powers are shown on the stage as well as the platform.
"Liberty In The Nineteenth Century" by Frederic May Holland
Their reason is the occupation of mind which it affords as well as the intellectual and elocutionary training that comes with the work.
"The Thirteenth" by James J. Walsh
He had elocutionary gifts, had Mr. Allison, and flaunted them.
"The Sunset Trail" by Alfred Henry Lewis
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