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Styles of speech Here we have 54 words referring to manners or styles of speaking, words that use the suffix '-loquent',

'-loquence', or '-loquy', from latin loqui (to speak). While in an age of text-messaging, public speaking has lost its once-vaunted status as a communication medium, as long as people meet face to face, others will judge them on their manner of speech. As a university instructor, i know only too well the perils of many of these words. One of my (friendly) rival word lists online and a favourite site of mine is the grandiloquent dictionary. Curiously, many 'loquence'-suffixed words are lost words, and thus cannot be included here. Word definition Alieniloquy speech on subjects other than the matter at hand; offtopic speech Alloquy speaking to another or many others; an address Altiloquence pompous or high speech Ambiloquous using dubious or ambiguous expressions Amphoriloquy cavernous voice of a patient heard over a patient's lung cavity Anteloquy a preface Antiloquy speaking against some idea; contradicting or gainsaying Biloquist one capable of speaking with two distinct voices Blandiloquence complimentary speech; flattery Blesiloquent speaking with a stammer or lisp Breviloquence short-windedness; tendency towards brevity in speech Caverniloquy cavernous voice of a patient heard over a patient's lung cavity Centiloquy work consisting of one hundred aphorisms, attributed to ptolemy Colloquy speaking together; mutual discourse Dentiloquent speaking with clenched teeth

Diversiloquent speaking in different ways; speaking on different subjects Doctiloquent speaking learnedly Dulciloquent speaking sweetly Eloquence forceful and appealing speech Falsiloquence deceitful speech Fatiloquent speaking prophetically; declaring fate Flexiloquent speaking ambiguously or using words of doubtful meaning Gastriloquist ventriloquist Grandiloquent bombastic Inaniloquent prone to foolish or empty babbling Ineloquence unappealing speech Largiloquent talkative; full of words Longiloquence long-winded language Loquence speech Magniloquent speaking in a grand or pompous style Melliloquent speaking harmoniously or sweetly Mendaciloquence lying speech Multiloquence talkativeness; use of many words Obloquy censure; calumny; slander; disgrace Omniloquent speaking on all subjects Parciloquy laconic speech Pauciloquent of few words; speaking little Pectoriloquy sound of patients voice as heard through stethoscope Planiloquent speaking plainly Pleniloquence excessive talking; fullness of speech Polyloquent speaking much; loquacious Sanctiloquent speaking on heavenly or holy matters Sialoquent spitting greatly while speaking Soliloquent speaking in soliloquies; prone to giving soliloquies Soliloquy talking or conversing with oneself; dramatic production of this nature Somniloquence talking in ones sleep Stultiloquence foolish or senseless talk

Suaviloquence pleasing or agreeable speech Tardiloquent speaking slowly Tolutiloquence smooth or flowing speech Tristiloquy mournful manner of speech Vaniloquence vain or foolish talk Ventriloquism speaking so that the voice appears to come from elsewhere Veriloquent speaking truthfully; truthfu