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discourse

dis·course

discourse

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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Word Parts
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: dIs kors
definition 1: verbal communication; conversation.
Asking questions is part of typical discourse.
synonyms:
conversation
similar words:
chat, colloquy, communication, converse, dialogue, discussion, gab, intercourse, palaver, talk
definition 2: a discussion in speech or writing, often formal and at some length.
synonyms:
address, colloquy, discussion
similar words:
dialogue, dissertation, essay, exposition, lecture, oration, speech, study, talk, thesis, treatise
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: dIs kors [or] dihs kors
inflections: discoursed, discourses, discoursing
definition 1: to communicate verbally; converse.
synonyms:
converse, talk
similar words:
chat, confabulate, confer, dialogue, discuss, rap, speak
definition 2: to discuss a subject formally and at some length in speech or writing.
synonyms:
declaim, lecture
similar words:
dialogue, expound, orate, perorate, pontificate, sermonize, speak, talk
derivation: discourser (n.)
Word Parts
The word discourse contains the following part:
cur1, curr, cor1, corr, curs, cour1, cours Latin root that means to run