Definitions for SPEAKING
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speaking, speech productionnoun
the utterance of intelligible speech
public speaking, speechmaking, speaking, oral presentationadjective
delivering an address to a public audience
"people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking"
capable of or involving speech or speaking
"human beings--the speaking animals"; "a speaking part in the play"
One's ability to communicate vocally in a given language.
The act of communicating vocally.
An oral recitation of e.g. a story.
Used in speaking.
one's normal speaking voice
The sight was more speaking than any speech could be.
It was her first speaking part: she screamed.
Having the ability of speech.
speaking parrot; speaking clock
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.
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.
uttering speech; used for conveying speech; as, man is a speaking animal; a speaking tube
seeming to be capable of speech; hence, lifelike; as, a speaking likeness
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
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Rank popularity for the word 'SPEAKING' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2091
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Rank popularity for the word 'SPEAKING' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1092
The numerical value of SPEAKING in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of SPEAKING in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Just by indicting Al-Jadeed this would be a weapon to have all the other media in Lebanon afraid of speaking out, speaking the truth or being critical.
I could have spoken from Rhode Island where I have been staying ... But I felt that, in speaking from the house of Lincoln, of Jackson, and of Wilson, my words would better convey both the sadness I feel in the action I was compelled today to make and the firmness with which I intend to pursue this course until the orders of the federal court at Little Rock can be executed without unlawful interference. (On sending troops to enforce integration in Little Rock AR High School)
One concept corrupts and confuses the others. I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics; I am speaking of the infinite.
Speaking' and 'Saying' are two different languages. Speaking discharges resonance. Saying emanates ideas. ( "Words flew away like birds" )
A solitary, unused to speaking of what he sees and feels, has mental experiences which are at once more intense and less articulate than those of a gregarious man.
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