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speech

[ speech ]SEE DEFINITION OF speech
  • nountalk
  • nounformal talk to audience

Synonyms for speech

  • conversation
  • dialogue
  • discussion
  • expression
  • language
  • tone
  • voice
  • accent
  • articulation
  • communication
  • dialect
  • diction
  • doublespeak
  • elocution
  • enunciation
  • idiom
  • intercourse
  • jargon
  • lingo
  • locution
  • palaver
  • parlance
  • prattle
  • pronunciation
  • prose
  • speaking
  • spiel
  • tongue
  • utterance
  • verbalization
  • vernacular
  • vocalization
  • vocalizing
  • voicing
  • double talk
  • expressing
  • mother tongue
  • native tongue
  • oral communication
  • vocal expression
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Antonyms for speech

  • quiet
  • silence
  • standard
  • listening
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPEECH

It means the "science of the sound which is made by our speech."

But Brother Stukely had been for some time rendered incapable of speech.

But sweet beyond words had been this speech from the bartender.

On the 5th of February the king attended and delivered the speech from the throne in person.

Among his friends his speech was anticipated with lively interest.

"I wonder if you are as glad to see me as I am to see you, Grace," was her first speech.

He has made a speech, and dedicated it to German fame for ever.

It seemed as if so much soul had never been put into a Saxon speech.

Now the hard-hearted Bella interlards her speech with invective!

There were three candidates to be heard from and his speech was to be the last in order.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English spæc "act of speaking, manner of speaking, formal utterance," variant of spræc, related to sprecan, specan "to speak" (see speak), from Proto-Germanic *sprækijo (cf. German Sprache "speech"). The spr- forms were extinct in English by 1200. Meaning "address delivered to an audience" first recorded 1580s. Speechify "talk in a pompous, pontifical way" first recorded 1723.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SPEECH

allocution

nounformal speech or address
  • address
  • lecture
  • lesson
  • oration
  • prelection
  • speech
  • talk

behavior

nounmanner of conducting oneself
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