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speech

 
 
pronunciation:
spich
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the faculty of communicating by speaking, or the act of speaking.
He lost his speech after having a massive stroke.The tongue is used a great deal in speech.
synonyms:
speaking, talking
antonyms:
silence
similar words:
articulation, talk
definition 2: a public address.
The President gave a stirring speech last night.I'm nervous about having to make a speech at the wedding.
 
synonyms:
address, talk
similar words:
oration
definition 3: something that is communicated by speaking.
Her speech about never getting married surprised her family during dinner.
synonyms:
utterance
definition 4: oral language; utterance.
The rules of speech are different from those of writing.
synonyms:
utterance
similar words:
talk
definition 5: manner of speaking.
The police officer noted the man's slurred speech.Her speech was gentle as she addressed the child.
synonyms:
parlance, talk
similar words:
elocution, tongue
definition 6: the way of speaking characteristic of a particular country or region; dialect.
Her speech told him that she was from the south.
synonyms:
dialect, tongue
definition 7: a field of study that examines the theory and techniques of oral communication.
She's studying speech and plans to be a speech therapist.
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