What does public speaking mean?

Definitions for public speaking

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. public speaking, speechmaking, speaking, oral presentation(noun)

    delivering an address to a public audience

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


  1. public speaking(Noun)

    speaking to a group of people in a structured manner; oratory


  1. Public speaking

    Public speaking is a process of speaking to a group of people in a structured, deliberate manner intended to inform, influence, or entertain the listeners. It is closely allied to "presenting", although the latter has more of a commercial advertisement connotation. Public speaking is commonly understood as a kind of face-to-face speaking between individuals and audience for the purpose of communication.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of public speaking in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of public speaking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dan Quayle:

    Public speaking is very easy.

  2. Bill Beham:

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

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The people who know less are often more confident in public speaking than a person who understands much about the most important subject called life.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    The easiest way perhaps to win a public speaking contest is to say only on the subject that helps in the promotion of a concealed intention of an organization that sponsors or organizes the competition.

  5. Ursula K. Le Guin:

    Public speaking is done in the public tongue, the national or tribal language; and the language of our tribe is the men's language. Of course women learn it. We're not dumb. If you can tell Margaret Thatcher from Ronald Reagan, or Indira Gandhi from General Somoza, by anything they say, tell me how. This is a man's world, so it talks a man's language.

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Translations for public speaking

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • puhuminen, pitää puheFinnish
  • óráidíocht, óráidíocht phoiblíIrish

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