Synonyms for speech

Synonyms for (noun) speech

Synonyms: speech, language

Definition: the mental faculty or power of vocal communication

Usage: language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals

Similar words: faculty, mental faculty, module

Definition: one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval, rebuke

Definition: an act or expression of criticism and censure

Usage: he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face


Synonyms: speech, actor's line, words

Definition: words making up the dialogue of a play

Usage: the actor forgot his speech

Similar words: line

Definition: text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen

Usage: the letter consisted of three short lines; there are six lines in every stanza


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: expressive style, style

Definition: a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period

Usage: all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: auditory communication

Definition: communication that relies on hearing


Synonyms: speech

Definition: the exchange of spoken words

Usage: they were perfectly comfortable together without speech

Similar words: speaking, speech production

Definition: the utterance of intelligible speech


Synonyms: speech

Definition: something spoken

Usage: he could hear them uttering merry speeches

Similar words: utterance, vocalization

Definition: the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication


Synonyms: speech, address

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

Usage: he listened to an address on minor Roman poets

Similar words: speech act

Definition: the use of language to perform some act