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speech meaning

EN[ˈspiːtʃ]
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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
          • Her rousing speech gave an upbeat tone to the rest of the evening.
          • It will be readily seen that the GoH’s speech will be a convention highspot next Easter, and the Peterborough Committee are to be congratulated on an excellent choice.
          • I'm not going to swing for the fences tomorrow, but I'm hoping my speech will be warmly received.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Native American leader Chief Seattle urged ecological responsibility, referring to Brother Eagle and Sister Sky in his purported 1854 speech.
          • The ushers threw the woman out of the auditorium, because she kept shouting out insults to the guest of honor when he made his speech.
          • The busy orator and mother of two couldn't get around to her unfinished 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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          Definiteness: Level 9
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