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figure of speech words used in an unusual way to produce a certain effect. Metaphors and similes are figures of speech.
keynote speech an opening speech, as at a political convention, that outlines the main policies and issues under consideration; keynote address.
part of speech one of the major categories into which words are often grouped, according to their function. Adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, interjections, nouns, prepositions, pronouns, and verbs are parts of speech in English.
speech clinic a facility where people with speech defects are treated.
speech therapy treatment of speech and language disorders of either physical or cognitive origins.