What does speaking mean?

Definitions for speaking
ˈspi kɪŋspeak·ing

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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?

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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. Eric Garcetti:

    CORONAVIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW We outweigh the risks of our situation for other goals, health benefits of connection, and normal routine. It can make people vulnerable to suggestions to bend COVID-19 safety guidelines, she said. We initially may have been fearful, but as we start to gain control we become more confident to confront situations that may have scared us. As a result, as the pandemic continues, some of us have adjusted and started to underestimate the actual threat, ignore situational hazards, and dont take COVID-19 risks as seriously. Speaking to Fox News, Dr. Collin Reiff, a psychiatrist and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health, likened caution fatigue to swimming in the ocean. People go swimming in the ocean, a potentially dangerous place, and dont take flotation devices with them. If you dont see anyone drown, you feel fine doing it, he said. But if we hear that 100,000 people died [while swimming in the ocean], and 180,000 could drown by October, you would see more people wearing a flotation device, he said, referringto a recent report that U.S. coronavirus deaths are projected to reach 180,000 by the beginning of October unless the majority of people start wearing face masks. Reiff also hypothesized that cognitive dissonance might play a part in those who find themselves having a more lax attitude toward recommended safety precautions. Experts still recommend safety precautions such as practicing social distancing, frequent hand washing and wearing a face covering while in public. (iStock) I think some of it is fatigue, but I think another part of it is that a lot of people havent been [as directly] impacted by the novel coronavirus, he said, noting that the virus had a more direct impact on those living in cities that were hit hard at the start of the pandemic, such as New York City and Philadelphia. CORONAVIRUS INFECTS 60 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS STUDENTS ON SPRING BREAK TRIP TO MEXICO It may not be so much fatigue but their experience with COVID [the precautions] are not convenient for me any longer.

  2. 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.

  3. Peter Roskam:

    There's a lot to be said for that, it was a wide range of Republican members who were there and her message and her clarity and the passion with which she was speaking really resonated with the group.

  4. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz:

    Donald Trump was speaking two days ahead of the Republican primary in Indiana, where the latest polls show Donald Trump holding a double-digit lead over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. At a rally in La Porte Sunday night, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz urged Indiana voters to help Texas Sen. Ted Cruz deny Donald Trump the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination prior to the Republican convention. I believe in the men and women gathered here and the goodness of the American people that we will not give into evil, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said at one point. All across this country, millions of Americans right now are praying for you. You’re being lifted up in prayer right now. Any solemnity the occasion had was interrupted by a young boy who heckled Texas Sen. Ted Cruz repeatedly, including with the phrase, You suck ! One of the things that hopefully someone has told you is that children should actually speak with respect.

  5. Gabriele Zucconi:

    When I tell you that we are speaking toys, they are really toys.

Images & Illustrations of speaking

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