Speech - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |spiːtʃ|  American pronunciation of the word speech
Brit.  |spiːtʃ|  British pronunciation of the word speech

noun

- the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience (syn: address)
- (language) communication by word of mouth(syn: language)
- something spoken
- the exchange of spoken words
- your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally(syn: delivery)
- a lengthy rebuke (syn: lecture)
- words making up the dialogue of a play(syn: words)
- the mental faculty or power of vocal communication (syn: language)

Examples

She has to make a speech at the convention.

a graduation speech about embracing future challenges

I was so flustered that I momentarily lost the power of speech.

Slang is used mostly in informal speech.

Many words are more common in speech than in writing.

I lost my power of speech.

His speech was broadcast on national radio.

He is foreigner by his speech.

Each child had to give a short speech to the rest of the class.

Collins gave the keynote speech (=most important speech).

Only humans are capable of speech.

In speech we use a smaller vocabulary than in writing.

Bob's speech was slurred, and he sounded drunk.

he could hear them uttering merry speeches

they were perfectly comfortable together without speech

Word forms

noun
singular: speech
plural: speeches
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