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speech

speech

 
 
pronunciation:
spich
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the power to speak, or the act of speaking.
His speech was soft when he talked to the children.Speech separates humans from animals.
antonyms:
silence
similar words:
talk
definition 2: spoken language.
He prefers speech to the written word.
similar words:
talk
definition 3: a talk given in front of an audience.
The mayor gave a speech at city hall.
 
synonyms:
address, talk
definition 4: way of speaking.
His soft speech made it hard to understand what he said.
similar words:
tongue
definition 5: the way of speaking of a particular country or region.
The Texan speech of the new girl made her the center of attention for a few days.
synonyms:
dialect, tongue
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