Meaning of SPEECH in English

SPEECH

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a passionate speech

Senator McCarthy delivered a powerful and passionate speech.

a speech defect (= an incorrect way of saying certain sounds )

He had a speech defect which made it quite difficult to understand him.

a speech of welcome

The Mayor made a brief speech of welcome.

a speech pattern

Computers are now able to produce acceptable speech patterns.

direct speech

figure of speech

free speech

We would all support the principle of free speech .

freedom of speech/expression (= the legal right to say what you want )

We will defend freedom of speech and oppose censorship.

give a talk/speech/lecture

He’s giving a talk on early Roman pottery.

impromptu speech/party/meeting etc

The band gave an impromptu concert.

indirect speech

keynote speech/address/lecture etc

He is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at an awards ceremony.

part of speech

reported speech

slur your words/speech

She was slurring her words as if she was drunk.

speech day

speech impediment

a speech impediment

speech impediment

speech marks

speech synthesizer

speech therapy

the power of speech

I was so surprised that I momentarily lost the power of speech.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

free

Strauss alleged that this was an infringement of his absolute privilege of free speech and as such was a contempt of Parliament.

Limitations on rights Articles 19 and 20 allow certain limitations to be placed on the right of free speech .

In my view the appellant's argument founded on free speech is without merit.

We support free speech and all.

The hostile reception of Alford's views led him to reflect that he was being denied the parliamentary right of free speech .

The flag nonsense violates First Amendment free speech protections.

What is disturbing is that it is typical of a new intolerance against whistle-blowers that raises serious questions about free speech .

This has become almost as sacred as the first amendment right of free speech .

long

Before the guillotine motion, the longest speech in those proceedings was by the then Minister of State.

Each board member gave a long speech , and some gave two.

Note: This does not mean monopolizing the tutorial with long speeches .

He made a long , rambling speech to Republicans across town about drugs and diabetes, rape and morality.

It was a long speech , too, by a politician who never pretended that speech-making was one of his top assets.

There is no need to make a long speech , though.

It had been a day of long speeches and waiting, and the crowd of forty thousand people was restless.

maiden

Al Gore falls asleep as he makes maiden speech as Vice-President; no-one notices - they're all asleep too.

One of the startling omissions from the maiden speech of the hon. Member for Langbaurgh was any mention of Teesside development corporation.

I was making my maiden speech , which is traditionally a somewhat nerve-wracking experience.

But for a maiden speech , by tradition, everyone keeps absolutely silent and no one is allowed to interrupt.

Or to congratulate me on my maiden speech ?

She told him that it was her intention to make her maiden speech at the conference.

major

In a recent major speech , Mbeki cautioned that national transformation and democratic stability were far from assured.

A major speech had to be delivered.

In recent months he has made two major speeches in Parliament on the subject.

He was planning later in the week to make three major speeches , and he would need to conserve his energy.

In the midst of his Abdication preoccupations Baldwin made one major speech on another subject.

union

Clinton, in his election-year State of the Union speech , resurrected some of the middle-class themes of his 1992 campaign.

Clinton is expected to address budget issues in his State of the Union speech Tuesday, and he presents his budget Thursday.

State of the Union speeches are mandated by the Constitution.

Never had a president heard an opposition speaker following his State of the Union speech .

Indeed the Republican response was far warmer than perhaps any of his previous four State of the Union speeches .

■ NOUN

acceptance

His acceptance speech , made on the following evening, was well delivered but generally perceived as lacking in detail.

In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech , Claude Simon also considered marginalized writing to be subverting totalitarian political control at least implicitly.

Both Dole and Kemp will be officially nominated Wednesday night and will deliver their acceptance speeches Thursday night.

Still, it was superior to the acceptance speech delivered by Clinton two weeks later in Chicago.

Although Dole began working on his acceptance speech in the spring, he was making changes as late as last night.

community

But in previously unexplored speech communities , we do not have reliable social intuitions either.

This resentment of others' rejection of our kind of talk is found in speech communities everywhere.

At this superficial level, different kinds of speech community shape can be readily distinguished.

Hence, for example, in Habermas it is a speech community which reflects through language primarily on social or ethical norms.

In mastering word meanings, children must learn the conventional meanings they carry within the speech community .

impediment

I kept silent, thinking that he might have an embarrassing speech impediment .

He also had a speech impediment .

Communicating: problems experienced by handicapped people or those suffering from lack of confidence or a speech impediment . 9.

A speech impediment did nothing to stop him from preaching.

He had a nervous twitch and a speech impediment .

keynote

This report contains three keynote speeches on commissioning, carrying out and disseminating research.

The conventioneers did not care that her 30-minute keynote speech was largely nonpartisan.

Mr Kinnock intends to reinforce his conviction that Labour is in a position to win in his keynote speech tomorrow.

Vice President Al Gore will be on hand to give a keynote speech .

Susan Molinari of New York, who will deliver the keynote speech .

Jobs and his onetime partner Steve Wozniak are scheduled to join Amelio on-stage during his keynote speech .

recognition

Jelinek took individual words as the states in his Markov model for speech recognition .

Continuous speech recognition and synthesis are additional examples of tasks neural networks are undertaking with reasonable success.

Despite a large amount of research into automatic speech recognition the results have been unimpressive.

Areas such as vision, continuous speech recognition and synthesis, and machine learning have been hard.

A commonly used argument in favour of speech recognition is that it is the most natural communication medium.

Possible applications are continuous speech recognition and commands to robot arms.

Our first aim was to examine the lexical access components of a number of existing speech recognition systems.

What you hear will incorporate high-fidelity sound, speech synthesis, and speech recognition .

therapy

They combined domestic, personal care, and specialist skills, taught by other professionals, such as physiotherapy, or speech therapy .

I was never in speech therapy .

For the past 18 months Norman has had intense physiotherapy and speech therapy to maximise the use of muscles he can move.

Mthough there is some evidence that this recovery is hastened by speech therapy , it may also occur without any therapy.

Additional physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy services.

Because of his language difficulties, his kindergarten teacher had quickly referred him for speech therapy to help him articulate certain sounds.

After the surgery Donal had speech therapy and felt able to do some work.

■ VERB

deliver

In 1782 he had delivered a pretty effective speech in the legislature at Boston against ratification of the Consular Convention.

John delivered a funny little speech .

Fidel Castro delivering speeches in the fields and plazas.

They campaigned for Hardaway while the Adelman ticket delivered a persuasive stump speech .

After receiving an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters, she delivered her speech in a mature and confident manner.

Susan Molinari of New York, who will deliver the keynote speech .

give

They also appear slightly more confident and enjoy leading groups, giving speeches and presentations.

Government officials do not have to give speeches to business leaders telling them that it is important to export.

Mr Baldwin, the Prime Minister, who was there, also gave a speech .

Each board member gave a long speech , and some gave two.

I've never given a speech in my life before.

Pete Magowan should have brought Clark back to give stump speeches about the horrors of Candlestick.

Over the intro Gary would always give his little speech , very quietly - almost to himself.

Then she throws it out and keeps just an outline in front of her when she gives the actual speech .

hear

The Cabinet as a whole will have to wait until Wednesday morning to hear about the Budget speech .

A visit from you without hearing you give a speech ?

It seemed that he had not heard Garland's little speech but his gaze came round eventually.

Did you hear that speech tonight?

You don't want all the wedding party to have heard the speech in advance of the wedding.

The journalists, many of whom had heard the speech before, paced in the background waiting for something new.

We speak as we hear speech .

Many women who heard her speech got tested for the virus and became active in promoting awareness about the disease.

make

He came over and pushed for McGovern to our delegation and made a big speech about what a great guy Daley was.

The chief bridesmaid, if she is not making a speech , can then lead the call for a speech.

The President, therefore, should journey somewhere to make his foreign-policy speech on that date.

I had to make a speech which a priest translated into Sesotho.

I am sure that he will seek to make his own speech in the debate.

Twenty-four backbenchers took part in the debate, most of them making speeches opposed to the Bill.

Rose made a front-of-curtain speech begging the audience's indulgence.

write

But he goes back a lot further - writing key speeches in Number Ten during the Heath government two decades ago.

But in her writing and speeches Shaughnessy did not dwell on this problem; perhaps that was a necessary part of salesmanship.

I just think that you're wasting your time writing letters, making speeches , sending out all those pamphlets.

Sartain said she writes out a new speech word for word and then types it herself.

He had wanted to be alone while he wrote tomorrow's vital speech to the Conservative conference.

Some one to write speeches and type correspondence.

She has probably written her speech already, but I hope that she will include these points in her reply.

He is too young to have covered Kennedy, but he wrote speeches for President Carter and is a certified political junkie.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

compose a letter/poem/speech etc

His movements were slow, his gaze abstracted, as if he were composing a poem in his head.

Me and my sore back composed a letter to Martina.

Presumably Mira is composing a poem, counting the syllables as she walks.

She began to compose a letter in her head, then rejected the idea.

The trainee is expected to compose a letter and a memo from short notes provided.

Then he turned over the piece of paper and composed a letter to his wife, Olga.

deliver a speech/lecture/address etc

All the staff of the company director delivered a speech.

But the spectre of delivering a speech brown-nosing the teachers jammed her imagination.

Fidel Castro delivering speeches in the fields and plazas.

It wasn't Rudy intention to play the role of the Gipper or deliver an address like Lincoln at Gettysburg.

Mr Delors was at the London School of Economics, less than a mile away, delivering a lecture.

maiden speech

Al Gore falls asleep as he makes maiden speech as Vice-President; no-one notices - they're all asleep too.

But for a maiden speech, by tradition, everyone keeps absolutely silent and no one is allowed to interrupt.

I was making my maiden speech, which is traditionally a somewhat nerve-wracking experience.

One of the startling omissions from the maiden speech of the hon. Member for Langbaurgh was any mention of Teesside development corporation.

Or to congratulate me on my maiden speech?

She told him that it was her intention to make her maiden speech at the conference.

speech recognition

A commonly used argument in favour of speech recognition is that it is the most natural communication medium.

Areas such as vision, continuous speech recognition and synthesis, and machine learning have been hard.

Continuous speech recognition and synthesis are additional examples of tasks neural networks are undertaking with reasonable success.

Despite a large amount of research into automatic speech recognition the results have been unimpressive.

Indeed, in the later chapters we will show that this is impractical for any relatively unconstrained speech recognition system.

Noisy Environments: speech recognition is made difficult if interference is created by noisy machinery or extraneous conversations.

Possible applications are continuous speech recognition and commands to robot arms.

What you hear will incorporate high-fidelity sound, speech synthesis, and speech recognition .

stump speech/speaker

Clinton does not include his pro-choice stand in his standard stump speech, either.

Confronted by the realities of office, even young men forget the carefree promises of the stump speech.

His strident 30-minute stump speech was interrupted only a couple of times with polite applause.

No soap box, no stump speech, no calling out, in a beer-barrel voice, to hit the bricks.

Pete Magowan should have brought Clark back to give stump speeches about the horrors of Candlestick.

They campaigned for Hardaway while the Adelman ticket delivered a persuasive stump speech.

Voinovich, 59, is described as a roll-up-the-sleeves fiscal manager and a good stump speaker.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a wedding speech

Her speech was slow and distinct.

His speech was slurred and he was having trouble standing straight.

In her speech , Bauer proposed major changes in the welfare system.

Natalie was born with a slight speech impediment.

She left early to write her speech for the next day.

The left side of the brain controls speech .

The senator's speech on farm subsidies did not attract a large audience.

To start with, the governor made a short speech welcoming the visiting dignitaries.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And there had to be freedom of speech and publication, for without these the freedom of association is of no use.

Because of its application to both speech and writing it has helped to obscure the difference between the two.

For him, it was a speech .

His deafness was a severe handicap in an assembly where quickness of hearing and readiness of speech were essential.

Ingram reported that for children with phonological disorders, imitation tasks lead to fewer errors compared to spontaneous speech .

Only when the speech had turned Jeffries into a disastrous image problem had the university acted.

The most significant aspect of my hon. Friend's speech was the reference to his predecessor, George Buckley.

What you hear will incorporate high-fidelity sound, speech synthesis, and speech recognition.

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