n.1.The faculty of uttering articulate sounds or words; the faculty of expressing thoughts by words or articulate sounds; the power of speaking.
There is none comparable to the variety of instructive expressions by speech, wherewith man alone is endowed for the communication of his thoughts.
- Holder.
2.he act of speaking; that which is spoken; words, as expressing ideas; language; conversation.
O goode God! how gentle and how kind
Ye seemed by your speech and your visage
The day that maked was our marriage.
- Chaucer.
The acts of God . . . to human ears
Can nort without process of speech be told.
- Milton.
3.A particular language, as distinct from others; a tongue; a dialect.
People of a strange speech and of an hard language.
- Ezek. iii. 6.
4.Talk; mention; common saying.
The duke . . . did of me demand
What was the speech among the Londoners
Concerning the French journey.
- Shak.
5.formal discourse in public; oration; harangue.
The constant design of these orators, in all their speeches, was to drive some one particular point.
- Swift.
6.ny declaration of thoughts.
I. with leave of speech implored, . . . replied.
- Milton.
v. i. & t.1.To make a speech; to harangue.
Noun1.speech - the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"
Synonyms: address
2.speech - (language) communication by word of mouth; "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"
3.speech - something spoken; "he could hear them uttering merry speeches"
4.speech - the exchange of spoken words; "they were perfectly comfortable together without speech"
5.speech - 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"
6.speech - a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
Synonyms: talking to, lecture
7.speech - words making up the dialogue of a play; "the actor forgot his speech"
Synonyms: actor's line, words
8.speech - the mental faculty or power of vocal communication; "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"
Synonyms: language

SPEECH. A formal discourse in public.
     2. The liberty of speech is guaranteed to members of the legislature, to counsel in court in debate.
     3. The reduction of a speech to writing and its publication is a libel, if the matter contained in it is libelous; and the repetition of it upon occasions not warranted by law, when the matter is slanderous, will be slander and. tho character of the speaker will be no protection to him from an action. 1 M. & S. 273; 1 Esp. C. 226 Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t. See Debate; Liberty of speech.

ESP, after-dinner speech, alliteration, allocution, allusion, anacoluthon, anadiplosis, analogy, anaphora, anastrophe, answer, answering, antiphrasis, antithesis, antonomasia, apophasis, aporia, aposiopesis, apostrophe, articulated, blast, bull session, catachresis, chalk talk, chiasmus, chinfest, choice of words, circumlocution, climax, commerce, communicating, communication, communicational, communion, communional, composition, confab, confabulation, congress, connection, contact, conversation, conversational, converse, conversion, dealing, dealings, debate, declamation, dialect, diatribe, diction, disquisition, duologue, ecphonesis, elocution, emphasis, enunciated, enunciation, eulogy, exchange, exclamation, exhortation, expression, filibuster, forensic, forensic address, formal speech, formulation, funeral oration, gemination, grammar, harangue, homily, hortatory address, hypallage, hyperbaton, hyperbole, idiom, inaugural, inaugural address, information, interacting, interaction, interactional, interactive, interchange, intercommunication, intercommunicational, intercommunicative, intercommunion, intercommunional, intercourse, interplay, interresponsive, interrogative, interrogatory, invective, inversion, irony, jargon, jeremiad, language, langue, line, lingo, lingua, lingual, linguistic, linguistic intercourse, litotes, locution, malapropism, meiosis, message, metaphor, metonymy, nuncupative, onomatopoeia, oral, oral communication, oration, oxymoron, palaver, paregmenon, parenthesis, parlance, parley, parol, parole, pep talk, periphrasis, peroration, personal usage, personification, philippic, phrase, phraseology, phrasing, pitch, pleonasm, prepared speech, prepared text, preterition, prolepsis, pronounced, public speech, question-and-answer session, questioning, reading, recital, recitation, regression, repetition, reply, response, responsive, rhetoric, said, sales pitch, sales talk, salutatory, salutatory address, sarcasm, say, screed, sermon, set speech, simile, similitude, social intercourse, song and dance, sounded, speaking, speech circuit, speech situation, speechification, speeching, spiel, spoken, spoonerism, syllepsis, symploce, synecdoche, talkathon, talkfest, talking, telepathic, telepathy, tirade, tongue, touch, traffic, transmissional, trialogue, truck, two-way communication, unwritten, usage, use of words, usus loquendi, utterance, uttered, valediction, valedictory, valedictory address, verbal, verbalization, verbiage, vernacular, viva voce, vocal, vocalization, vocalized, voice, voiced, voiceful, voicing, wordage, wording, words, zeugma
speculative evaluation
speculative execution
Speculative theology
Speculum metal
-- Speech --
speech act
Speech Application Programming Interface
speech communication
speech community
speech day
speech defect
speech disorder
speech intelligibility
speech organ
speech pattern
speech perception
speech production
speech recognition
Speech Recognition Application Program Interface
speech rhythm
speech sound
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