What is the meaning of speech?


  • The act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience.
    • usage: "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"
  • Language) communication by word of mouth. (
    • usage: "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"
  • Something spoken.
    • usage: "he could hear them uttering merry speeches"
  • The exchange of spoken words.
    • usage: "they were perfectly comfortable together without speech"
  • Your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally.
    • usage: "his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"; "her speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight accent in his speech"
  • A lengthy rebuke.
    • usage: "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
  • Words making up the dialogue of a play.
    • usage: "the actor forgot his speech"
  • The mental faculty or power of vocal communication.
    • usage: "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"
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