Definition of Elocutionist

1. Noun. A public speaker trained in voice production and gesture and delivery.

Generic synonyms: Orator, Public Speaker, Rhetorician, Speechifier, Speechmaker
Derivative terms: Elocution



Definition of Elocutionist

1. n. One who is versed in elocution; a teacher of elocution.

Definition of Elocutionist

1. Noun. Someone who practices or teaches elocution. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Elocutionist

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Literary usage of Elocutionist

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1. Personal Recollections of the Drama: Or Theatrical Reminiscen- Ces by Henry Dickinson Stone (1873)
"This accomplished gentleman, and pre-eminent elocutionist and dramatic artist, is so widely and favorably known and appreciated, that it would seem quite ..."

2. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"He was an accomplished elocutionist with the natural advantages of a commanding presence and a voice of great power and flexibility.—TITHERINGTON, RH, 1891 ..."

3. The Lesson in Appreciation: An Essay on the Pedagogics of Beauty by Frank Herbert Hayward (1915)
"The elocutionist's attempt to " read as he would talk " has led Bernard Shaw to describe him as a " born fool," — in which capacity, " observing with pain ..."

4. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"... complaints had been made by persona outside of the department, asking hie dismissal on account of intimacy with a well- known local young elocutionist. ..."

5. Child Observations: 1st Series: Imitation and Allied Activities. Made by the by Elias Harlow Russell, Massachusetts State Normal School, Worcester (1896)
"Anna seemed greatly impressed by the rendering of a piece by an elocutionist. At first she watched the speaker intently, ..."

6. Baubles by Carolyn Wells (1917)
"AN OVERWORKED elocutionist NCE there was a little boy, whose name was Robert Reece; And every Friday afternoon he had to speak a piece. ..."

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