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Meaning of SPEECH

Pronunciation:  speech

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the mental faculty or power of vocal communication; "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"
  2. [n]  something spoken; "he could hear them uttering merry speeches"
  3. [n]  a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
  4. [n]  words making up the dialogue of a play; "the actor forgot his lines"
  5. [n]  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. [n]  communication by word of mouth; "his speech was slurred"; "the telephone greatly increased the range of speech communication"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"
  7. [n]  the exchange of spoken words; "they were perfectly comfortable together without speech"
  8. [n]  the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"

SPEECH is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: actor's line, delivery, language, language, lecture, manner of speaking, oral communication, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, talking to, voice communication, words
 See Also: address, allocution, aside, auditory communication, body, catch, charm, close, closing, colloquium, conclusion, conversation, cue, curtain lecture, dialog, dialogue, dictation, discourse, discussion, dithyramb, elocution, end, ending, epilog, epilogue, expression, expressive style, faculty, Gettysburg Address, give-and-take, idiolect, impromptu, inaugural, inaugural address, inflection, introduction, lexicon, lexis, line, litany, locution, magic spell, mental faculty, mental lexicon, modulation, module, monologue, non-standard speech, oral presentation, oratory, paralanguage, paralinguistic communication, preaching, pronunciation, prosody, public lecture, public speaking, rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval, saying, sermon, shibboleth, soliloquy, speaking, speech act, speech production, speechmaking, spell, style, talk, throwaway, tone, tone of voice, tongue, utterance, vocabulary, vocalization, word



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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 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.
    Note: Speech is voice modulated by the throat, tongue, lips,
          etc., the modulation being accomplished by changing the
          form of the cavity of the mouth and nose through the
          action of muscles which move their walls.
                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.
    4. Talk; mention; common saying.
             The duke . . . did of me demand What was the speech
             among the Londoners Concerning the French journey.
    5. formal discourse in public; oration; harangue.
             The constant design of these orators, in all their
             speeches, was to drive some one particular point.
    6. ny declaration of thoughts.
             I. with leave of speech implored, . . . replied.
    Syn: Syn. Harangue; language; address; oration. See
         {Harangue}, and {Language}.
  2. \Speech\, v. i. & t.
    To make a speech; to harangue. [R.]
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: making definite vocal sounds that form words to express thoughts and ideas.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: To give a speech in your dream indicates that you need to vocalize your feelings and thoughts. You need to communicate something important and/or urgent. Alternatively, it may highlight your fear and nervousness of speaking in public. Hearing a speech in your dream, suggests that your inner feelings are being made conscious to those around you. Consider what is said in the speech. If you hear a politician give a speech, then it represents egotism and deceit.