Speaking - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈspiːkɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word speaking
Brit.  |ˈspiːkɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word speaking
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to speak

noun

- the utterance of intelligible speech
- delivering an address to a public audience (syn: speechmaking)

adjective

- capable of or involving speech or speaking

Examples

She is the speaking image of her mother.

a speaking part in the play

Without speaking, she walked from the room.

They were speaking in Japanese.

When I said you were my best friend, I was speaking sincerely.

She must be speaking the truth.

I had the rare opportunity of speaking to the president.

A colleague of mine will be speaking at the conference.

She has a very forceful manner of speaking.

I took a long breath before speaking again.

They say the government is trying to restrict them from speaking out.

She's been offered several speaking engagements.

Practically speaking, Alaska is too far to go for just a few days.

...the prospect of speaking in front of a huge crowd of people absolutely terrifies me...

I am really scared about speaking in front of the class.

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