Definitions for Speakingˈspi kɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

speak•ingˈspi kɪŋ(n.)

  1. the act, utterance, or discourse of a person who speaks.

  2. speakings, literary works composed for recitation.

    Category: Literature

  3. (adj.)able to speak.

  4. used in, suited to, or involving speaking or talking.

  5. giving information as if by speech:

    speaking proof of a thing.

  6. highly expressive:

    speaking eyes.

  7. lifelike:

    a speaking likeness.

Origin of speaking:



Princeton's WordNet

  1. speaking, speech production(noun)

    the utterance of intelligible speech

  2. public speaking, speechmaking, speaking, oral presentation(adj)

    delivering an address to a public audience

    "people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking"

  3. speaking(a)(adj)

    capable of or involving speech or speaking

    "human beings--the speaking animals"; "a speaking part in the play"


  1. speaking(Noun)

    One's ability to communicate vocally in a given language.

  2. speaking(Noun)

    The act of communicating vocally.

  3. speaking(Noun)

    An oral recitation of e.g. a story.

  4. speaking(Adjective)

    Used in speaking.

    one's normal speaking voice

  5. speaking(Adjective)

    Expressive; eloquent.

    The sight was more speaking than any speech could be.

  6. speaking(Adjective)

    Involving speaking.

    It was her first speaking part: she screamed.

  7. speaking(Adjective)

    Having the ability of speech.

    speaking parrot; speaking clock

Webster Dictionary

  1. Speaking

    of Speak

  2. Speaking(adj)

    uttering speech; used for conveying speech; as, man is a speaking animal; a speaking tube

  3. Speaking(adj)

    seeming to be capable of speech; hence, lifelike; as, a speaking likeness

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Speaking' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2091

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Speaking' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1092

Translations for Speaking

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


involving speech

a speaking part in a play.

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