adjective Date: 1592 marked by convincing and eloquent expression <
a silver-tongued politician

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • silver-tongued — adj literary good at talking to people and making them like you, or persuading them to do what you want …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • silver-tongued — [sil′vərtuŋd΄] adj. eloquent; persuasive …   English World dictionary

  • silver-tongued — ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A silver tongued person is very skilful at persuading people to believe what they say or to do what they want them to do. ...a silver tongued lawyer. ...the luckless lady who fell for his silver tongued charm …   English dictionary

  • silver-tongued —    A silver tongued person is a smooth talker who speaks so convincingly that they manage to persuade others to do what they want.     A silver tongued salesman persuaded my mother to buy a new washing machine although the one she had was fine! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • silver-tongued — literary a silver tongued person speaks to someone in a pleasant way and praises them in order to persuade them to do what they want. He was a silver tongued orator who convinced many people to support him. (always before noun) …   New idioms dictionary

  • silver-tongued — /sil veuhr tungd /, adj. persuasive; eloquent: a silver tongued orator. [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • silver-tongued — nice talking, smooth talker    A silver tongued salesman sold me this car, but I can t drive! …   English idioms

  • silver tongued — Synonyms and related words: Ciceronian, Demosthenian, Demosthenic, Tullian, achingly sweet, agreeable, agreeable sounding, appealing, ariose, arioso, articulate, canorous, cantabile, catchy, dulcet, eloquent, euphonic, euphonious, euphonous,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • silver-tongued — sil|ver tongued [ ,sılvər tʌŋd ] adjective good at talking to people in a way that will impress or persuade them …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • silver-tongued — adj 1. eloquent, articulate, well spoken, Archaic. facund, Obs.. facundious, Ciceronian; oratorical, rhetorical, declamatory; (all of speech) poetic, graceful, easy, facile, flowing, fluent, glib, slick, smooth, smooth tongued. 2. persuasive,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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