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

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. Stephanie Grisham:

    In just this past year, President Trump has visited several schools, childrens' organizations and hospitals, president Trump has been to 15 states to promote and highlight some of the successful work being done by so many on behalf of children. President Trump has used every opportunity President Trump's had -- whether it be with foreign visits, speaking opportunities, policy briefings and roundtables -- to speak on the importance of supporting our children so they grow up to be happy and healthy adults who will contribute positively to their communities and the world.

  2. Rob Lyon:

    Initially I think I was shocked, quite emotional speaking to my wife about the near miss I had, i think I'm in an anger phase just because someone purposely drove a car at me.

  3. Mark Judge:

    As a result, I avoid public speaking.

  4. Ghislaine Maxwell:

    She was talking about humans as if they were disposable, for the purpose of sex, i was just furious. And I was fed up. I did not spot the red flags, but I did react very negatively. The fact that she was speaking about human beings in this horrible way was very offensive to me. But again, I thought she was discussing consensual adults here.

  5. Daniel Curry:

    The majority of children going through hemispherectomy have a profound improvement in their function : They move better, they think better, frequently, children finally begin speaking.

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directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
  • A. butch
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