Definitions for Speech
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Speech.
the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
"he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"
speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communicationnoun
(language) communication by word of mouth
"his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"
"he could hear them uttering merry speeches"
the exchange of spoken words
"they were perfectly comfortable together without speech"
manner of speaking, speech, deliverynoun
your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
"his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"; "her speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight accent in his speech"
lecture, speech, talking tonoun
a lengthy rebuke
"a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
actor's line, speech, wordsnoun
words making up the dialogue of a play
"the actor forgot his speech"
the mental faculty or power of vocal communication
"language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"
The faculty of speech; the ability to speak or to use vocalizations to communicate.
A session of speaking; a long oral message given publicly usually by one person.
The candidate made some ambitious promises in his campaign speech.
Etymology: From speche, from spæc, spræc, from sprēkijō, from spereg-. Cognate with spraak, Sprache, sprog. More at speak.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from speak.
There is none comparable to the variety of instructive expressions by speech, wherewith a man alone is endowed, for the communication of his thoughts. William Holder, on Speech.
Though our ideas are first acquired by various sensations and reflections, yet we convey them to each other by the means of certain sounds, or written marks, which we call words; and a great part of our knowledge is both obtained and communicated by these means, which are called speech. Isaac Watts.
In speech be eight parts. Accidence.
The acts of God to human ears
Cannot without process of speech be told. John Milton.
There is neither speech nor language, but their voices are heard among them. Ps. Common Prayer.
A plague upon your epileptick visage!
Smile you my speeches as I were a fool. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.
The duke did of me demand
What was the speech among the Londoners,
Concerning the French journey. William Shakespeare.
Speech of a man’s self ought to be seldom. Francis Bacon, Essays.
The constant design of these orators, in all their speeches, was to drive some one particular point. Jonathan Swift.
I, with leave of speech implor’d, reply’d. John Milton.
the faculty of uttering articulate sounds or words; the faculty of expressing thoughts by words or articulate sounds; the power of speaking
he act of speaking; that which is spoken; words, as expressing ideas; language; conversation
a particular language, as distinct from others; a tongue; a dialect
talk; mention; common saying
formal discourse in public; oration; harangue
ny declaration of thoughts
to make a speech; to harangue
Speech is the vocalized form of human communication. It is based upon the syntactic combination of lexicals and names that are drawn from very large vocabularies. Each spoken word is created out of the phonetic combination of a limited set of vowel and consonant speech sound units. These vocabularies, the syntax which structures them, and their set of speech sound units differ, creating the existence of many thousands of different types of mutually unintelligible human languages. Most human speakers are able to communicate in two or more of them. The vocal abilities that enable humans to produce speech also provide humans with the ability to sing. A gestural form of human communication exists for the deaf in the form of sign language. Speech in some cultures has become the basis of a written language, often one that differs in its vocabulary, syntax and phonetics from its associated spoken one, a situation called diglossia. Speech in addition to its use in communication, it is suggested by some psychologists such as Vygotsky is internally used by mental processes to enhance and organize cognition in the form of an interior monologue.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
spēch, n. that which is spoken: language: the power of speaking: manner of speech, oration: any declaration of thoughts: mention: colloquy: conference.—ns. Speech′-craft, the science of language: the gift of speech; Speech′-crī′er, one who hawked the broadsides containing the dying speeches of persons executed, once common; Speech′-day, the public day at the close of a school year.—adj. Speech′ful, loquacious.—ns. Speechificā′tion, the act of making harangues; Speech′ifīer.—v.i. Speech′ify, to make speeches, harangue (implying contempt).—adj. Speech′less, destitute or deprived of the power of speech.—adv. Speech′lessly.—ns. Speech′lessness; Speech′-māk′er, one accustomed to speak in public; Speech′-māk′ing, a formal speaking before an assembly; Speech′-read′ing, the art of following spoken words by observing the speaker's lips, as taught to deaf-mutes. [A.S. spǽc, sprǽc; Ger. sprache.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Communication through a system of conventional vocal symbols.
The faculty or act of speaking.
His speech and language developed at such a fast pace to his peers.
Submitted by MaryC on January 12, 2020
To express how we feel using words and language.
They decided a wedding speech was not necessary as they chose for everyone to come to the wedding and enjoy themselves, have fun, feel the love and unity and dance the night away.
Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020
Song lyrics by speech -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by speech on the Lyrics.com website.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Speech' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1308
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Speech' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2059
Rank popularity for the word 'Speech' in Nouns Frequency: #532
The numerical value of Speech in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Speech in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
So while our thriving city is open to everyone, I will continue to stand alongside people in Minneapolis and reject speech and behavior that make any of our residents less safe.
[ Y ] ou are representing the school in the speech, not using the podium as your public forum, we need to be mindful about the inclusion of religious aspects. These are your strong beliefs, but they are not appropriate for a speech in a school public setting. I know this will frustrate you, but we have to be mindful of it.
I want to acknowledge the community members who came down to peacefully assemble and exercise their freedom of speech rights, unfortunately, a group of people chose to engage in dangerous, illegal behavior. I appreciate the thoughtful, measured response by our officers and law enforcement partners.
It feels like we are negotiating on who is to live and who is to die -Ministerial speech during the Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru
There's still time for an agreement to be reached among lawmakers to pass the funding bill in time to avert a shutdown, but it's unclear for now exactly how the standoff will play out. If it were to happen, a shutdown would likely be brief and over the weekend when many government operations are not open. In a Senate floor speech, Paul elaborated on his concerns, saying of Liz Cheney and the amendment in question.
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- خِطاب, حَديث, كلام, حديث, خطبةArabic
- мо́ва, гаво́рка, прамо́ваBelarusian
- говор, реч, го́ворBulgarian
- parla, discursCatalan, Valencian
- projev, řečCzech
- рѣчь, ⱃⱑⱍⱐOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- Sprache, Rede, AnspracheGerman
- λόγος, ομιλία, αγόρευσηGreek
- discurso, hablaSpanish
- صحبت, گفتار, سخن, کلام, سخنرانیPersian
- parole, discoursFrench
- urlabhra, caint, labhairt, óráidIrish
- דיבור, הַרְצָאָהHebrew
- lapawòlHaitian Creole
- ճառ, ելույթ, խոսքArmenian
- málfar, tala, mæli, framburður, mál, málhæfileiki, tal, ávarp, ræðaIcelandic
- parola, discorsoItalian
- スピーチ, 演説Japanese
- 演說, 연설Korean
- locutio, eloquiumLatin
- Sprooch, Usprooch, RiedLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- pranešimas, prakalba, kalba, šnekaLithuanian
- го́вор, речMacedonian
- toespraak, speech, redevoering, spraakDutch
- tale, stemmeNorwegian
- saadNavajo, Navaho
- mowa, przemówieniePolish
- discurso, falaPortuguese
- cuvântare, discurs, vorbireRomanian
- речь, го́вор, выступле́ние, спич, дар ре́чиRussian
- gȍvōr, го̏во̄рSerbo-Croatian
- ఉపన్యాసం, ప్రసంగంTelugu
- konuşma, sözTurkish
- го́вір, промо́ва, мо́ваUkrainian
- ngôn từ, lời nóiVietnamese
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