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. Abdulhamit Bilici:

    It has been a habit for the last three, four years, that anyone who is speaking against government policies is facing either court cases or prison, or such control by the government, this is a dark period for our country, our democracy.

  2. Natalie Batalha:

    Astronomically speaking, that’s a very close neighbor.

  3. Karen Whitsett:

    I really want to say thatyouhave to give this anopportunity, for me, it saved my life.I only can go by what it is thatI have gone through and what mystory is, and I cant speak foranyone else.So thats not what Im trying todo here.Im only speaking for myself.

  4. Master Xianfan:

    Buddhism is something that attaches much importance to inner heart, and pays attention to the individual's spiritual world, it is a kind of elevated culture. Speaking from this perspective, I think it can satisfy the needs of many people.

  5. Olivier Minne:

    His legacy in the industry was that he brought some kind of French elegance. That was his nature, in his way of speaking and behaving, his gestures.

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