Speaker - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈspiːkər|  American pronunciation of the word speaker
Brit.  |ˈspiːkə|  British pronunciation of the word speaker


- someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)(syn: talker, utterer, verbaliser, verbalizer)

the speaker at commencement

- electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance (syn: loudspeaker)
- the presiding officer of a deliberative assembly


I disagree with the last speaker.

He is an excellent public speaker.

The keynote speaker (=main or most important speaker) was Robert Venturi, the architect.

Some English words are difficult for speakers of other languages.

Pay attention to the body language of the speaker.

The speaker paused here for a moment.

The parts of a radio include the speaker, dials, and antenna.

The kids listened to the speaker for a little while, but then lost interest.

The speaker wasn't able to hold their interest.

The judges will award a prize to the best speaker.

Most of the speaker's remarks were addressed to those with experience in the industry.

The speaker suddenly disappeared just before the beginning of the ceremony.

The guest speaker was wooden and uninspiring.

The microphone is wired to the speaker.

The event was canceled at the last minute when the speaker didn't show up.

Word forms

singular: speaker
plural: speakers
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