El"o*quent (?), a. [F.
éloquent, L. eloquens, -entis, p. pr. of
eloqui to speak out, declaim; e + loqui to
speak. See Loquacious.] 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.
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.