Meaning of elocutionist in English:


Pronunciation /ɛləˈkjuːʃ(ə)nɪst/

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See elocution

‘I remember in particular one extremely talented girl - a gifted elocutionist and actor.’
  • ‘Such a criterion has been used by elocutionists and others in attempts to ‘improve’ speech, but without great success: spoken usage that is too ‘prosy’ sounds artificial and perhaps pretentious.’
  • ‘But the elocutionists, like the rest of the New Rhetorical movement, were doing more than simply borrowing the status of the classical tradition as a foundation for their work.’
  • ‘Ironically, standards of oral pronunciation and bodily gesture central to the mission of the elocutionists were disseminated through works of print.’