Meaning of SPEECH in English
1》 the expression of or the ability to express thoughts and feelings by articulate sounds.
2》 a formal address delivered to an audience.
↘a sequence of lines written for one character in a play.
OE sprc , sprēc , later spēc , of W. Gmc origin.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004