Definition of Speech. Meaning of Speech. Synonyms of Speech

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Definition of Speech

Speech
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 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. 6. 4. Talk; mention; common saying. The duke . . . did of me demand What was the speech among the Londoners Concerning the French journey. --Shak. 5. formal discourse in public; oration; harangue. The constant design of these orators, in all their speeches, was to drive some one particular point. --Swift. 6. ny declaration of thoughts. I. with leave of speech implored, . . . replied. --Milton. Syn: Syn. Harangue; language; address; oration. See Harangue, and Language.
Speech
Speech Speech, v. i. & t. To make a speech; to harangue. [R.]

Meaning of Speech from wikipedia

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- Freedom of speech is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or a community to articulate their opinions and ideas without fear of retaliation...
- Hate speech is defined by the Cambridge Dictionary as "public speech that expresses hate or encourages violence towards a person or group based on something...
- figure of speech or rhetorical figure is an intentional deviation from ordinary language, chosen to produce a rhetorical effect. Figures of speech are traditionally...
- by computers. It is also known as automatic speech recognition (ASR), computer speech recognition or speech to text (STT). It incorporates knowledge and...
- Freedom of speech is the concept of the inherent human right to voice one's opinion publicly without fear of censorship or punishment. "Speech" is not limited...
- Speech synthesis is the artificial production of human speech. A computer system used for this purpose is called a speech computer or speech synthesizer...
- In traditional grammar, a part of speech is a category of words (or, more generally, of lexical items) that have similar grammatical properties. Words...
- In the philosophy of language and linguistics, speech act is something expressed by an individual that not only presents information, but performs an action...
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