Ciceronian (adj.) "eloquent," a reference to Roman statesman and orator Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.E.); also sometimes known as Tully in early Modern English writers; Cicero being a cognomen of the genus Tullia.

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  • ciceronian — ciceronián adj. m. (sil. ni an), pl. ciceroniéni (sil. ni eni); f. sg. ciceroniánă, pl. ciceroniéne Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  CICERONIÁN, Ă adj. Care este propriu lui Cicero, care imită pe Cicero; exemplar,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Ciceronian — Cic e*ro ni*an, a. [L. Ciceronianus, fr. Cicero, the orator.] Resembling Cicero in style or action; eloquent. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ciceronian — [sis΄ə rō′nē ən] adj. of or like Cicero or his polished literary style; eloquent …   English World dictionary

  • Ciceronian — /sis euh roh nee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Cicero or his writings: the Ciceronian orations. 2. in the style of Cicero: characterized by melodious language, clarity, and forcefulness of presentation: Ciceronian invective. n. 3. a person… …   Universalium

  • Ciceronian — adjective see Cicero I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ciceronian — adjective a) Of, or relating to , or the ideas in his philosophical treatises. b) Eloquent, resembling Ciceros style …   Wiktionary

  • Ciceronian — adj. in the style of Cicero; pertaining to Cicero …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ciceronian — adj. eloquent, articulate, having a fluent manner of speaking …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Ciceronian — [ˌsɪsə rəʊnɪən] adjective 1》 characteristic of the work and thought of Cicero (106–43 BC), a writer and orator of ancient Rome. 2》 (of speech or writing) eloquent and rhythmic …   English new terms dictionary

  • ciceronian — cic·e·ro·nian …   English syllables

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