Speech - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- (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)
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