Meaning of “eloquent” in the English Dictionary

"eloquent" in British English

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eloquentadjective

uk /ˈel.ə.kwənt/ us /ˈel.ə.kwənt/
eloquence
noun [ U ] uk /ˈel.ə.kwəns/ us /ˈel.ə.kwəns/

She was renowned for her eloquence and beauty.
eloquently
adverb uk /ˈel.ə.kwənt.li/ us /ˈel.ə.kwənt.li/

He spoke eloquently.

(Definition of “eloquent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"eloquent" in American English

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eloquentadjective

us /ˈel·ɪ·kwənt/

using language to express ideas or opinions clearly and well, so that they have a strong effect on others:

When required, he could be an eloquent speaker, but preferred talking to small groups.

Eloquent also means giving a clear, strong message:

The pictures of destruction served as an eloquent reminder of the hurricane’s power.
eloquence
noun [ U ] us /ˈel·ɪ·kwəns/

I was impressed by her eloquence.
eloquently
adverb us /ˈel·ɪ·kwənt·li/

(Definition of “eloquent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)