Meaning of SPEECH in English

SPEECH

■ noun

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.

Origin

OE sprc , sprēc , later spēc , of W. Gmc origin.

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