Meaning of SPEECH in English

SPEECH

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈspēch ]

noun

Etymology: Middle English speche, from Old English sprǣc, spǣc; akin to Old English sprecan to speak — more at speak

Date: before 12th century

1.

a. : the communication or expression of thoughts in spoken words

b. : exchange of spoken words : conversation

2.

a. : something that is spoken : utterance

b. : a usually public discourse : address

3.

a. : language , dialect

b. : an individual manner or style of speaking

4. : the power of expressing or communicating thoughts by speaking

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.