Meaning of SPEECH in English


n. Function: noun

1 communication, expression, or interchange of thoughts in spoken words FF1C; considered speech as a means of reproducing for one's listeners the images in one's mind FF1E;

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

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

Idioms: oral communication, vocal expression

2 a usually formal discourse delivered to an audience FF1C; a televised speech to the nation FF1E;

Synonyms: address, allocution, lecture, talk

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


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

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