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SPCA abbreviation of "Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals."
speak to utter words in one's usual voice; talk. [8 definitions]
speakable combined form of speak.
speakeasy a bar or nightclub where alcoholic drinks are sold illegally, as during Prohibition in the United States.
speaker one who speaks. [4 definitions]
Speaker of the House the leader of the U.S. House of Representatives.
speaking the act of uttering words or communicating vocally. [4 definitions]
speaking in tongues an ecstatic utterance of largely unintelligible speechlike sounds that is viewed, esp. among Pentecostal groups, as a manifestation of profound religious experience; gift of tongues; glossolalia.
speak one's mind to express a personal opinion, esp. with directness.
speak out to state your opinion in public.
speak up to talk louder.
spear1 a weapon with a long wooden shaft and a sharp pointed tip, usu. thrown or thrust overhand, and used in warfare, hunting, or fishing. [5 definitions]
spear2 a pointed sprout or shoot of a plant.
spearhead the pointed, usu. metal head of a spear. [3 definitions]
spearman a warrior who is armed with, or a man who uses, a spear.
spearmint a common cultivated mint that yields an aromatic oil used for flavoring, as in candy and chewing gum.
spec.1 abbreviation of "specification."
spec.2 abbreviation of "speculation."
special having a distinct or singular character that makes something distinguishable from other members of the same category. [9 definitions]
special delivery a postal service that guarantees, for a fee, the delivery of a piece of mail by messenger.
special education educational programs that are modified to meet the needs of slow learners, handicapped students, exceptionally gifted students, and the like.