What does speaking mean?

Definitions for speaking
ˈspi kɪŋspeak·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word 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"

Wiktionary

  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

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

How to pronounce speaking?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say speaking in sign language?

  1. speaking

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. Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary:

    Speaking personally I'll be advocating that we use the proceeds to help us pay down aircraft, but there's clearly some interest among our shareholders that they will get some of the proceeds as well, the board I'm sure will be generous and do whatever is in the best interest of Ryanair's shareholders.

  2. Meryem Dolgun:

    When they arrive in a different country they have difficulties living in a different culture, in a world speaking a different language, they have self-confidence problems, fear. Some think they are worthless.

  3. Jennifer Sclafani:

    [ President Trump has a ] predilection for speaking in generalities, these general expressions can be seen as having multiple functions, but oftentimes the president uses them to provoke a reaction in his audience -- of shock, dismay, or disgust.

  4. Bob Allard:

    If they had simply knocked on the door of the Pott household, apologized, accepted responsibility and jumped headfirst into our quest to educate our youth by, for example, speaking at high schools about the mistakes they made and how this can be prevented, there would be no civil lawsuit.

  5. Corey Lewandowski:

    I had to repeat on multiple occasions that there was no collusion, cooperation or coordination because the Democrats couldn't understand my plain English way of speaking.

Images & Illustrations of speaking

  1. speakingspeakingspeakingspeakingspeaking

Popularity rank by frequency of use

speaking#1#3220#10000

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