Meaning of SPEECH in English

SPEECH

noun

1.

communication, expression, or interchange of thoughts in spoken words

considered speech as a means of reproducing for one's listeners the images in one's mind

Synonyms: discourse, speaking, talk, utterance, verbalization; compare vocalization

Related Word: articulation, uttering, vocalization, vocalizing, voice, voicing; expressing, expression; language

Idioms: oral communication, vocal expression

2.

a usually formal discourse delivered to an audience

a televised speech to the nation

Synonyms: address, allocution, lecture, talk

Related Word: debate, parlance, parley; declamation, harangue, oration, speechification

3.

Synonyms: language 1, dialect, idiom, tongue, vernacular

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English vocabulary.      Английский энциклопедический словарь тезаурус.