(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. oratory, rhetoric, power; fluency, persuasiveness, volubility. See loquacity, speech. Ant., hesitancy, stammering.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The quality of effective speech]
Syn. fluency, articulateness, expressiveness, persuasiveness, forcefulness, expression, appeal, diction, articulation, delivery, power, force, vigor, mellifluousness, facility, vivacity, wit, style, poise, flow, volubility, grandiloquence, loquacity, command of language, dramatic power, felicitousness, felicity of expression, gift of gab*.
2. [Formal and fluent speech]
Syn. oration, expression, rhetoric; see speech 3 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
persuasiveness, fluency, forceful-ness, expressiveness, rhetoric, command of language, way with words, elocution, oratory, articulation. ''A gift of the mind, which makes us master of the heart and spirit of others.''—Jean de La Bruyere. ''What one thinks he has after a cock-tail.''—Warren Goldberg. ''The gift of making any color appear white.''—Ambrose Bierce.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Vivid, effective, or persuasive communication in speech or artistic performance: articulacy, articulateness, eloquentness, expression, expressiveness, expressivity, facundity. See WORDS.

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