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    speech - Dictionary definition and meaning for word speech

    Definition
    (noun) the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
    Synonyms : address
    Example Sentence
    • he listened to an address on minor Roman poets
    Definition
    (noun) (language) communication by word of mouth
    Example Sentence
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets
    Definition
    (noun) something spoken
    Example Sentence
    • he could hear them uttering merry speeches
    Definition
    (noun) the exchange of spoken words
    Example Sentence
    • they were perfectly comfortable together without speech
    Definition
    (noun) your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
    Example Sentence
    • his manner of speaking was quite abrupt
    • her speech was barren of southernisms
    • I detected a slight accent in his speech
    Definition
    (noun) a lengthy rebuke
    Synonyms : lecture , talking to
    Example Sentence
    • a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline
    • the teacher gave him a talking to
    Definition
    (noun) words making up the dialogue of a play
    Synonyms : actor's line , words
    Example Sentence
    • the actor forgot his speech
    Definition
    (noun) the mental faculty or power of vocal communication
    Synonyms : language
    Example Sentence
    • language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals
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