speech

  • 1 speech — /speech/, n. 1. the faculty or power of speaking; oral communication; ability to express one s thoughts and emotions by speech sounds and gesture: Losing her speech made her feel isolated from humanity. 2. the act of speaking: He expresses… …

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  • 2 Speech — refers to the processes associated with the production and perception of sounds used in spoken language. A number of academic disciplines study speech and speech sounds, including acoustics, psychology, speech pathology, linguistics, cognitive… …

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  • 3 speech — [ spitʃ ] n. m. • 1829; mot angl. ♦ Vieilli Petite allocution de circonstance, notamment en réponse à un toast. ⇒ discours; fam. laïus, topo. Il y eut quelques speechs (ou speeches) amusants. « en mourant, tous les hommes célèbres font un dernier …

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  • 4 Speech — Speech, n. [OE. speche, AS. sp?c, spr?, fr. specan, sprecan, to speak; akin to D. spraak speech, OHG. spr[=a]hha, G. sprache, Sw. spr?k, Dan. sprog. See {Speak}.] 1. The faculty of uttering articulate sounds or words; the faculty of expressing… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 speech — n: words or conduct used to communicate or express a thought: expression see also commercial speech, freedom of speech, free speech …

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  • 6 Speech — 〈[ spi:tʃ] f.; , es〉 Rede, Ansprache [engl., „Sprache, Rede“; zu speak „sprechen“] * * * Speech [spi:t̮ʃ], der; es, e u. es u. die; , e u. es […ɪs] [engl. speech] (selten): Rede, Ansprache: einen kleinen/eine kleine S. halten. * * * Speech… …

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  • 7 Speech — Speech, v. i. & t. To make a speech; to harangue. [R.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 speech´i|fi´er — speech|i|fy «SPEE chuh fy», intransitive verb, fied, fy|ing. Informal. to make a speech or speeches; orate: »A man always makes a fool of himself speechifying (George Eliot). SYNONYM(S): harangue. –speech´i|fi´er, noun …

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  • 9 speech|i|fy — «SPEE chuh fy», intransitive verb, fied, fy|ing. Informal. to make a speech or speeches; orate: »A man always makes a fool of himself speechifying (George Eliot). SYNONYM(S): harangue. –speech´i|fi´er, noun …

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  • 10 Speech — (engl., spr. ßpītsch), Sprache, Rede …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 11 Speech — (engl., spr. spihtsch), Rede …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 12 Speech — 〈 [spi:tʃ] f.; Gen.: , Pl.: es; umg.; salopp〉 Rede, Ansprache [Etym.: engl., »Sprache, Rede«; zu speak »sprechen«] …

    Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • 13 speech — noun 1 speaking ADJECTIVE ▪ slurred ▪ She could tell by his slurred speech that he had been drinking. ▪ clipped ▪ casual ▪ connected …

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  • 14 speech — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Oral communication Nouns 1. speech, talk, faculty of speech; locution, parlance, expression, vernacular, oral communication, word of mouth, parole, palaver, prattle; effusion, discourse; soliloquy;… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 Speech — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Speech >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 speech speech faculty of speech Sgm: N 1 locution locution talk parlance verbal intercourse prolation oral communication word of mouth parole palaver prattle …

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  • 16 speech — n. 1 the faculty or act of speaking. 2 a formal public address. 3 a manner of speaking (a man of blunt speech). 4 a remark (after this speech he was silent). 5 the language of a nation, region, group, etc. 6 Mus. the act of sounding in an organ… …

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  • 17 speech — Synonyms and related words: ESP, address, after dinner speech, alliteration, allocution, allusion, anacoluthon, anadiplosis, analogy, anaphora, anastrophe, answer, answering, antiphrasis, antithesis, antonomasia, apophasis, aporia, aposiopesis,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 speech — noun /ˈspiːtʃ/ a) The faculty of speech; the ability to speak or to use vocalizations to communicate. It was hard to hear the sounds of his speech over the noise. b) A session of speaking; a long oral message given publicly usually by one person …

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  • 19 speech — (Voz inglesa.) ► sustantivo masculino Discurso corto y en general formal. IRREG. plural speeches * * * speech (ingl.; pronunc. [espích]) m. Discurso. * * * speech. (Voz ingl.). m. despect. e irón …

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  • 20 speech — (spitch) s. m. Mot anglais qui se dit quelquefois, un peu par raillerie, pour allocution. Faire un speech. •   Tu parles bien, et avec un peu d exercice tu attraperas tout à fait le chic du speech constitutionnel, CH. DE BERNARD Gentilh, camp. I …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré