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

- Speech is human vocal communication using language. Each language uses phonetic combinations of vowel and consonant sounds that form the sound of its words...
- 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...
- The Black Speech is one of the fictional languages constructed by J. R. R. Tolkien for his legendarium, where it was spoken in the evil realm of Mordor...
- Speech synthesis is the artificial production of human speech. A computer system used for this purpose is called a speech synthesizer, and can be implemented...
- 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...
- The Speech may refer to: The Speech (fiction), trope among science fiction and fantasy The Speech (Sharpley-Whiting book), 2009 book about Barack Obama...
- A political stump speech is a standard speech used by a politician running for office. Typically a candidate who schedules many appearances prepares a...
- In grammar, a part of speech or part-of-speech (abbreviated as POS or PoS, also known as word class or grammatical category) is a category of words (or...
- Apraxia of speech (AOS, also called verbal apraxia) is a speech sound disorder affecting an individual's ability to translate conscious speech plans into...
- Speech–language pathology (or speech and language pathology) is a field of expertise practiced by a clinician known as a speech–language pathologist (SLP)...