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Meaning of SPEAKING

Pronunciation:  'speeking

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the utterance of intelligible speech
  2. [n]  delivering an address to a public audience; "people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking"

SPEAKING is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: oral presentation, public speaking, speech production, speechmaking
 See Also: address, debate, disputation, public debate, reading, recital, recitation, speech, susurration, utterance, vocalization, whisper, whispering



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Speak"ing\, a.
1. Uttering speech; used for conveying speech; as, man is a
   speaking animal; a speaking tube.

2. Seeming to be capable of speech; hence, lifelike; as, a
   speaking likeness.

{A speaking acquaintance}, a slight acquaintance with a
   person, or one which merely permits the exchange of
   salutations and remarks on indifferent subjects.

{Speaking trumpet}, an instrument somewhat resembling a
   trumpet, by which the sound of the human voice may be so
   intensified as to be conveyed to a great distance.

{Speaking tube}, a tube for conveying speech, especially from
   one room to another at a distance.

{To be on speaking terms}, to be slightly acquainted.