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speaker

[ spee-ker ]SEE DEFINITION OF speaker

Synonyms for speaker

  • announcer
  • elocutionist
  • lecturer
  • mouthpiece
  • orator
  • rhetorician
  • speechmaker
  • spokesperson
  • after-dinner speaker
  • keynoter
  • public speaker
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPEAKER

That the speaker was in earnest there could be no manner of question.

"As empty as an English squire, coz," cried the first speaker.

"I do suppose Blackbeard's so afraid he don't know how to see," said the first speaker.

Mrs. Cummings, the speaker, was no ordinary woman of Western make.

"We are men of his company and we have news for him," returned the speaker in the sampan.

"He'd be an ugly customer in a row," remarked a fourth speaker.

Little Dorrit mildly looked at the speaker, but did not interrupt her.

Here the speaker was interrupted by applause that lasted several minutes.

The companions of the speaker take note that he is offended and stalks away.

The speaker finished with a bow towards Cornish, and resumed his seat.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "one who speaks," agent noun from speak (v.). First applied to "person who presides over an assembly" c.1400, from Anglo-French (late 14c.). In reference to the English Parliament, Sir Thomas de Hungerford apparently was the first.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SPEAKER

advocate

nounperson supporting an idea or cause publicly

chairperson

nounperson in charge of proceedings
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