Definition of speach
1. speech [ n ] a formal spoken communication delivered to an audience
Examples: "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"
(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
Thanks to Spoken_Arts_Records , history buffs may hear Lincoln 's `` most memorable speeches and letters '' in a two disc set , interpreted by Lincoln authority and lecturer Roy_P._Basler .
(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
After the preliminary business affair was finished Depew arose and delivered the convincing speech that clinched the nomination for Roosevelt .
(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)
They were stressed in the speeches of Si_Mubarak_Bekkai when the first Council_of_Ministers was formed and again when the Istiqlal took a leading role in the second Council .
(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)
In the remainder of his speech Davis spoke of his admiration for Brown and warned those who took_part in the meeting that they `` are liable to the charge that they are supporting traitors and upholding men whom the laws have condemned '' .
At the close of Davis ' speech the following preamble and resolutions were read by the president , and on the question of their adoption passed unanimously :Synonyms speech address Related Terms speech_act sermon lecture inaugural_address impromptu allocution dithyramb dithyramb keynote_speech epilogue oratory litany public_speaking colloquium gettysburg_address introduction body conclusion address
2. speech [ n ] communication by word of mouth
Examples: "his speech was slurred" "the telephone greatly increased the range of speech communication" "he uttered harsh language" "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"
(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)
`` Comment '' ? ejaculated the surprised woman , looking at Alex for an explanation but he , parting from her without ceremony , only offered a_few words about the doctor 's provincial American speech and a state of nerves brought_on by the demands of his work .
(Philip Jos‚ Farmer, The Lovers....)
Then there was North_America , where American was the native speech of all except the twenty descendants of French-Canadians living on the Hudson_Bay_Preserve .
For_one_thing , the organs of speech of the Ozagen natives differed somewhat from Earthmen 's ; the sounds made by these organs were , therefore , dissimilar .Synonyms language speech spoken_language spoken_communication speech_communication voice_communication oral_communication Related Terms auditory_communication words discussion conversation saying soliloquy spell idiolect non-standard_speech monologue pronunciation dictation language
3. speech [ n ] something spoken
Examples: "he could hear them uttering merry speeches"
4. speech [ n ] your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
Examples: "his manner of speaking was quite abrupt" "her speech was barren of southernisms" "I detected a slight accent in his speech"
(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)
Her speech was barren_of southernisms ; she was one of Eliot_Sparling 's neutralized minorities , adopting the rolling R 's and constricted vowels of Los_Angeles .Synonyms speech delivery manner_of_speaking Related Terms expressive_style tone prosody tongue shibboleth address elocution inflection catch paralanguage
5. speech [ n ] a lengthy rebuke
Examples: "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline" "the teacher gave him a talking to"
(Breni James, Nights of the Kill....)
Not that he gave a damn what the grapevine sent_out about Killpath 's little speech on the comportment of platoon commanders .Synonyms speech talking_to lecture Related Terms rebuke sermon curtain_lecture speechify
6. speech [ n ] the exchange of spoken words
Examples: "they were perfectly comfortable together without speech"
7. speech [ n ] words making up the dialogue of a play
Examples: "the actor forgot his lines"
8. speech [ n ] the mental faculty or power of vocal communication
Examples: "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"
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