well-spoken [wel-spoh-kuh n] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for well-spoken on Thesaurus.com adjective

  1. speaking well, fittingly, or pleasingly: The new chairwoman was very well-spoken.
  2. polite in speech: a well-spoken gentleman.
  3. spoken in an apt, fitting, or pleasing manner: a few well-spoken words on civic pride.

Origin of well-spoken late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50 Related Words for well-spoken fluent, expressive, coherent, eloquent, well-spoken, respectful, civilized, civil, soft-spoken, polite, well-behaved, thoughtful, courtly, well-mannered, affable, attentive, considerate, gracious, clear, comprehensible Examples from the Web for well-spoken Contemporary Examples of well-spoken

  • But there are increasingly more who are well-spoken, educated, and just a little naughty.

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  • A Yale-educated lawyer, Rhodes is well-spoken and as passionate about his cause as he is calm.

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  • Pence is well-spoken, thanks to a radio show background and to his solid, principled beliefs which make it easy for him to speak.

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  • It was packed with neatly combed, mostly blond, well-spoken Hope College students.

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  • Historical Examples of well-spoken

  • He was young, well-spoken, witty, and skilled in all martial and manly exercises.

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • I suppose my words were not particularly gracious or well-spoken.

    The Blue Germ

    Martin Swayne

  • That letter was a kind-hearted, honest, well-spoken citizen.

    Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. I (of 2)

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • The convict was always a well-spoken man, and plainly a man of education.

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  • He is brave as a knight; well-spoken as a clerk; and yet is he neither clerk nor knight.

    The Iron Pincers

    Eugne Sue

  • British Dictionary definitions for well-spoken well-spoken adjective (well spoken when postpositive)

    1. having a clear, articulate, and socially acceptable accent and way of speaking
    2. spoken satisfactorily or pleasingly

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