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speech meaning

EN[ˈspiːtʃ]
US
WSpeech
  • Speech is the vocalized form of human communication.
  • A gestural form of human communication exists for the deaf in the form of sign language.
  • Speech is researched in terms of the speech production and speech perception of the sounds used in v
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  • NounPLspeeches
    1. NU The faculty of uttering articulate sounds or words; the ability to speak or to use vocalizations to communicate.
      1. It was hard to hear the sounds of his speech over the noise. He had a bad speech impediment. ‎
    2. NC A session of speaking; a long oral message given publicly usually by one person.
      1. The candidate made some ambitious promises in his campaign speech. ‎
    3. A style of speaking.
      1. Her speech was soft and lilting. ‎
    4. A dialect or language.
      1. Talk; mention; rumour.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • 5 March 1946: From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an "iron curtain" has descended across the Continent. — speech by Winston Churchill
          • And we now have a title to Clinton's speech to the nation last Monday night: The "Ejaculation Proclamation."
          • The coach had to charge up his players with a powerful speech before the final.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • The busy orator and mother of two couldn't get around to her unfinished speech.
          • You shall never divest me of my right to free speech.
          • Native American leader Chief Seattle urged ecological responsibility, referring to Brother Eagle and Sister Sky in his purported 1854 speech.

      Meaning of speech for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "speech" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns
          Difficultness: Level 1
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          Easy     ➨     Difficult
          Definiteness: Level 9
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          Definite    ➨     Versatile
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