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

How to pronounce speaking?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Jackson Lee:

    I could overhear her speaking with a flight attendant (an African American woman), i saw the gate agent go to the seat of the individual who was walking back and forth before we took off.

  2. 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.

  3. Principal Jeremy Roche:

    When Verda Tetteh started speaking on the microphone, I was overwhelmed. I think a lot of people in the stadium were, honestly, i was so moved by her generosity.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    He saw a beautiful stranger speaking to him in her strange language. He asked her. “Who are you?” She smiled at him, and said. “I am Love. I am also known with various other names like Amor, Ishq, Liebe, Mohobbat, Preeti, Prema, Pyaar, and Tresna.”

  5. Paul Nolte:

    You have kind of a mixed bag of earnings numbers ... the economic data generally speaking was pretty good and that's leading to a little bit of mild buying in the market.

Images & Illustrations of speaking

  1. speakingspeakingspeakingspeakingspeaking

Popularity rank by frequency of use

speaking#1#3220#10000

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