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  • nountalk
  • nounformal talk to audience

synonyms for speeches

  • 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

antonyms for speeches

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  • quiet
  • silence
  • standard
  • listening
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How to use speeches in a sentence

Be ashamed of upbraiding speeches before friends: and after thou hast given, upbraid not.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
I rejoice in being able to say that the general tendency of the speeches was towards universal Emancipation, mental and physical.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
These people are, I believe, the greatest speech-makers in the world; nothing can be done without speeches.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
When all the fine speeches which seemed proper had been made, they entered the little house and came to the side of the new baby.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
Here Gwynne kept his Blue Books and thought out his speeches, but it was not a favorite room with the guests.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
He was certainly an orator, and displayed in his speeches much dramatic power.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
The Girondists had recently been called in the journals and inflammatory speeches of their adversaries the Rolandists.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
He spoke with the old eloquence; but his speeches no longer called forth the old response.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
She did not make any of those daredevil speeches one generally caps with others more reckless still.
CHILD LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYANATOLE FRANCE
Such were the speeches which fell to Ruth's share on this day of all days, when she was least fitted to bear them with equanimity.
RUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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