(used of style of speaking) overly embellished
an elocutionary Oxonian delivery
of or relating to elocution
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- elocutionary recitals
- With an elocutionary erudition surpassing that of his friendly rival, conservative icon William F. Buckley Jr., Moynihan held forth with a staccato bravado -- that sometimes bordered on the comical -- punctuated by pregnant pauses, the result of a speech impediment and not, as Moynihan's political opponents sometimes suggested, a drinking problem. Michael Sigman: Pat Moynihan's Letters Illuminate an Extraordinary Life
- Tell it naturally and simply, as the folk-tellers did, not with studied and elaborate "elocutionary" effects. Children's Literature A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher-Training Classes
- He must have studied the subject a great deal, when you come to think of it, because he assumed an "elocutionary" attitude. Acres of Diamonds and His Life and Achievements
- With an elocutionary erudition surpassing that of his friendly rival, conservative icon William F. Buckley Jr., Michael Sigman: Pat Moynihan's Letters Illuminate an Extraordinary Life
- As he stood in that elocutionary attitude, friends, this is just the way that speech went. Acres of Diamonds
- I told him I would favour the company with a display of my elocutionary abilities, but purposely withheld the title of the selection which I meant to recite, meaning at the proper time to surprise my hearers. Fibble, D.D.
- I have heard him speak, he has a strong proclivity for the elocutionary department, a strong voice, and great enthusiasm. Archive 2008-06-01
- The pure work implies the elocutionary disappearance of the poet.
- The elocutionary movement that pervaded both academic and popular spheres of nineteenth-century rhetorical life actually began some decades before, in the latter half of the eighteenth century.