What does SPEAKING mean?

Definitions for SPEAKING
ˈspi kɪŋspeak·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. speaking, speech productionnoun

    the utterance of intelligible speech

  2. public speaking, speechmaking, speaking, oral presentationadjective

    delivering an address to a public audience

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

  3. speaking(a)adjective

    capable of or involving speech or speaking

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

Wiktionary

  1. speakingnoun

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

  2. speakingnoun

    The act of communicating vocally.

  3. speakingnoun

    An oral recitation of e.g. a story.

  4. speakingadjective

    Used in speaking.

    one's normal speaking voice

  5. speakingadjective

    Expressive; eloquent.

    The sight was more speaking than any speech could be.

  6. speakingadjective

    Involving speaking.

    It was her first speaking part: she screamed.

  7. speakingadjective

    Having the ability of speech.

    speaking parrot; speaking clock

Wikipedia

  1. speaking

    Speech is a human vocal communication using language. Each language uses phonetic combinations of vowel and consonant sounds that form the sound of its words (that is, all English words sound different from all French words, even if they are the same word, e.g., "role" or "hotel"), and using those words in their semantic character as words in the lexicon of a language according to the syntactic constraints that govern lexical words' function in a sentence. In speaking, speakers perform many different intentional speech acts, e.g., informing, declaring, asking, persuading, directing, and can use enunciation, intonation, degrees of loudness, tempo, and other non-representational or paralinguistic aspects of vocalization to convey meaning. In their speech, speakers also unintentionally communicate many aspects of their social position such as sex, age, place of origin (through accent), physical states (alertness and sleepiness, vigor or weakness, health or illness), psychological states (emotions or moods), physico-psychological states (sobriety or drunkenness, normal consciousness and trance states), education or experience, and the like. Although people ordinarily use speech in dealing with other persons (or animals), when people swear they do not always mean to communicate anything to anyone, and sometimes in expressing urgent emotions or desires they use speech as a quasi-magical cause, as when they encourage a player in a game to do or warn them not to do something. There are also many situations in which people engage in solitary speech. People talk to themselves sometimes in acts that are a development of what some psychologists (e.g., Lev Vygotsky) have maintained is the use of silent speech in an interior monologue to vivify and organize cognition, sometimes in the momentary adoption of a dual persona as self addressing self as though addressing another person. Solo speech can be used to memorize or to test one's memorization of things, and in prayer or in meditation (e.g., the use of a mantra). Researchers study many different aspects of speech: speech production and speech perception of the sounds used in a language, speech repetition, speech errors, the ability to map heard spoken words onto the vocalizations needed to recreate them, which plays a key role in children's enlargement of their vocabulary, and what different areas of the human brain, such as Broca's area and Wernicke's area, underlie speech. Speech is the subject of study for linguistics, cognitive science, communication studies, psychology, computer science, speech pathology, otolaryngology, and acoustics. Speech compares with written language, which may differ in its vocabulary, syntax, and phonetics from the spoken language, a situation called diglossia. The evolutionary origins of speech are unknown and subject to much debate and speculation. While animals also communicate using vocalizations, and trained apes such as Washoe and Kanzi can use simple sign language, no animals' vocalizations are articulated phonemically and syntactically, and do not constitute speech.

ChatGPT

  1. speaking

    Speaking is the act of expressing or conveying thoughts, ideas, feelings or information through verbal communication using a particular language. It involves the use of voice, tone, pitch, volume, and sometimes non-verbal cues to create understandable and meaningful sounds.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Speaking

    of Speak

  2. Speakingadjective

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

  3. Speakingadjective

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

Editors Contribution

  1. speaking

    The ability, act and process of to speak.

    He was speaking with such love and unity, a real joy is her future husband.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 6, 2020  

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SPEAKING in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SPEAKING in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of SPEAKING in a Sentence

  1. Bill Beham:

    People with nothing to say tend to go into public speaking.

  2. Tim Murtaugh:

    Democrats are trying to keep President Trump from speaking to voters because they know the enthusiasm behind President Trump reelection campaign can not be matched by Joe Biden -- a historically weak candidate controlled by the radical left who could hold a campaign event in a broom closet.

  3. Lieutenant John Herrell:

    Upon speaking to her for a few minutes the conversation ended up making its way outside the home at which time she stopped being cooperative and she requested her attorney.

  4. Bobbi Kristina Brown:

    It went wonderful until Pat started speaking, and I didn't like that.

  5. Kelly Phelps:

    Strictly speaking, because murder wasn't a separate charge but was tied in with the culpable homicide charge, it's not considered technically ... as reconsidering a case where there has been a complete acquittal.

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