Definitions for speech

Definitions for (noun) speech

Main entry: speech, language

Definition: the mental faculty or power of vocal communication

Usage: language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals

Main entry: speech, talking to, lecture

Definition: a lengthy rebuke

Usage: a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline; the teacher gave him a talking to

Main entry: speech, actor's line, words

Definition: words making up the dialogue of a play

Usage: the actor forgot his speech

Main entry: manner of speaking, delivery, speech

Definition: your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally

Usage: his manner of speaking was quite abrupt; her speech was barren of southernisms; I detected a slight accent in his speech

Main entry: voice communication, oral communication, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language

Definition: (language) communication by word of mouth

Usage: his speech was garbled; he uttered harsh language; he recorded the spoken language of the streets

Main entry: speech

Definition: the exchange of spoken words

Usage: they were perfectly comfortable together without speech

Main entry: speech

Definition: something spoken

Usage: he could hear them uttering merry speeches

Main entry: speech, address

Definition: the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience

Usage: he listened to an address on minor Roman poets

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