Dictionary Results for speech

1. speech - noun

· the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"

Synonym(s): address

Hypernym(s): speech_act

2. speech - noun

· (language) communication by word of mouth; "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"

Synonym(s): speech_communication, spoken_communication, spoken_language, language, voice_communication, oral_communication

Hypernym(s): auditory_communication

3. speech - noun

· something spoken; "he could hear them uttering merry speeches"

Hypernym(s): utterance, vocalization

4. speech - noun

· the exchange of spoken words; "they were perfectly comfortable together without speech"

Hypernym(s): speaking, speech_production

5. speech - noun

· your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally; "his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"; "her speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight accent in his speech"

Synonym(s): manner_of_speaking, delivery

Hypernym(s): expressive_style, style

6. speech - noun

· a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"

Synonym(s): lecture, talking_to

Hypernym(s): rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand

7. speech - noun

· words making up the dialogue of a play; "the actor forgot his speech"

Synonym(s): actor%27s_line, words

Hypernym(s): line

8. speech - noun

· the mental faculty or power of vocal communication; "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"

Synonym(s): language

Hypernym(s): faculty, mental_faculty, module

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