Meaning of SPEECH in English

SPEECH

noun

1 speaking

ADJECTIVE

▪ slurred

She could tell by his slurred ~ that he had been drinking.

▪ clipped

▪ casual

▪ connected , continuous , fluent

▪ natural , normal , ordinary

▪ spontaneous

▪ direct

▪ indirect , reported

▪ free

The demonstrators were demanding free ~.

▪ hate , hateful ( esp. AmE )

racist hate ~

▪ conversational , everyday

▪ children's , human , etc.

SPEECH + NOUN

▪ pattern , style

He learned to successfully mimic American ~ patterns.

▪ defect ( esp. BrE ), impairment , impediment

▪ therapist , therapy

▪ community ( technical )

The members of a ~ community share many cultural attitudes.

▪ recognition

These computers are capable of ~ recognition.

▪ code ( esp. AmE )

Speech codes have been instituted by some universities (= to stop language that is sexist, racist, etc.) .

▪ act ( technical )

▪ marks ( esp. BrE )

The author's punctuation goes outside ~ marks.

PREPOSITION

▪ in ~

the use of language in everyday ~

Certain grammatical rules must be followed when describing a conversation in reported ~.

PHRASES

▪ a figure of ~

When we say we're ‘dead tired’, it's just a figure of ~.

▪ freedom of ~

the right of/to freedom of ~

▪ the power of ~

He temporarily lost the power of ~ after the accident.

2 formal talk

ADJECTIVE

▪ brief , little , short

▪ interminable , long , long-winded , rambling

▪ keynote , major

▪ eloquent , excellent , good

▪ emotional , impassioned , rousing , stirring

▪ boring

▪ impromptu

▪ public

▪ televised

▪ political

▪ presidential

▪ campaign , conference ( esp. BrE ), convention ( esp. AmE ), floor ( AmE ), stump ( AmE )

a Senate floor ~

The candidates gave their standard stump ~es.

▪ Budget ( BrE ), inaugural , policy , State of the Union ( AmE )

George Washington's inaugural ~

the Chancellor's Budget ~

a foreign policy ~ delivered by the president

President Bush delivered his 2004 State of the Union ~.

▪ acceptance , concession ( AmE ), farewell , resignation ( esp. BrE ), victory

The prizewinner gave an emotional acceptance ~.

▪ maiden ( esp. BrE )

her maiden ~ in the House of Commons

▪ commencement ( AmE ), opening

He delivered the commencement ~ at Notre Dame University.

▪ closing ( esp. BrE )

▪ after-dinner ( esp. BrE )

VERB + SPEECH

▪ deliver , give , make , read

The President will deliver a major foreign-policy ~ to the United Nations.

▪ broadcast

His ~ was broadcast on national radio.

▪ write

SPEECH + NOUN

▪ writer (usually speech-writer )

the Prime Minister's speech-writers

PREPOSITION

▪ in a/the ~

▪ ~ about , ~ on

She gave a ~ on the economy.

She made a stirring campaign ~ on improving the lot of the unemployed.

▪ ~ to

He delivered his final ~ to Congress.

In her ~ to the House of Commons, she outlined her vision of Britain in the 21st century.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .