Meaning of SPEECH in English

SPEECH

transcription, транскрипция: [ spi:tʃ ]

( speeches)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

Speech is the ability to speak or the act of speaking.

...the development of speech in children...

...a speech therapist specialising in stammering.

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2.

Your speech is the way in which you speak.

His speech became increasingly thick and nasal...

I’d make fun of her dress and imitate her speech.

N-SING : usu poss N

3.

Speech is spoken language.

...the way common letter clusters are usually pronounced in speech.

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4.

A speech is a formal talk which someone gives to an audience.

She is due to make a speech on the economy next week...

He delivered his speech in French.

...a dramatic resignation speech.

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5.

A speech is a group of lines spoken by a character in a play.

...the hilarious speech from Alan Bennett’s ‘Forty Years On’.

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6.

see also direct speech , figure of speech , indirect speech , maiden speech , part of speech , reported speech

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