HyperDic: speak

English > 5 senses of the word speak:
VERBcommunicationspeak, talk, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbaliseexpress in speech
communicationspeak, talkexchange thoughts
communicationspeak, talkuse language
communicationspeak, addressgive a speech to
perceptionspeakmake a characteristic or natural sound
speak > pronunciation
Soundsspiy'k
Rhymesantique ... wreak: 54 rhymes with iyk...
English > speak: 5 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningExpress in speech.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymstalk, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise
Entailed bydeclaim, reciterecite in elocution
pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, sayspeak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
NarrowerbabbleUtter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way
barkspeak in an unfriendly tone
bayUtter in deep prolonged tones
beginBegin to speak or say
blubber, blubber outUtter while crying
blurt out, blurt, blunder out, blunder, ejaculateUtter impulsively
bumble, stutter, stammer, falterspeak haltingly
cackletalk / talk or utter in a cackling manner
chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabblespeak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
chattermake noise as if chattering away
deliver, presentdeliver (a speech, oration, or idea)
drone, drone ontalk in a monotonous voice
enthuseUtter with enthusiasm
generalize, generalisespeak or write in generalities / generalities
gulpUtter or make a noise, as when swallowing too quickly
hiss, sizz, siss, sibilateExpress or utter with a hiss
lip off, shoot one's mouth offspeak spontaneously and without restraint
mumble, mutter, maunder, mussitatetalk indistinctly
murmurspeak softly or indistinctly
open uptalk / talk freely and without inhibition
peepspeak in a hesitant and high-pitched tone of voice
rant, mouth off, jabber, spout, rabbit on, ravetalk / talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
raspUtter in a grating voice
readlook at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
shoututter in a loud voice
singproduce tones with the voice
slurUtter indistinctly
snap, snarlUtter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone
snivel, whinetalk / talk in a tearful manner
speak in tonguesspeak unintelligibly in or as if in religious ecstasy
speak upspeak louder
swallowUtter indistinctly
talk of, talk aboutdiscuss or mention
tone, chant, intoneUtter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically
tone, inflect, modulateVary the pitch of one's speech
trollspeak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice
verbalize, verbaliseBe verbose
vocalize, vocalise, phonateUtter speech sounds
whiffUtter with a puff of air
whisperspeak softly
yack, jaw, yack away, rattle on, yap awaytalk incessantly and tiresomely
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
See alsospeak upspeak louder
Similar toverbalize, verbaliseBe verbose
Spanishconversar, decir, dialogar, hablar, proferir, pronunciar, verbalizar
Catalandialogar, dir, parlar, proferir, verbalitzar
Nounsspeakersomeone who expresses in language
speakingthe utterance of intelligible speech
speechsomething spoken
English > speak: 5 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningExchange thoughts; talk with.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP; Somebody ----s to somebody
Synonymtalk
Narrowerchat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mashtalk / talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
cheekspeak impudently to
continue, go on, carry on, proceedContinue talking / talking / talking
converse, discoursecarry on a conversation
dish the dirt, gossipwag one's tongue
dogmatize, dogmatisespeak dogmatically
hold forth, discourse, dissertatetalk / talk at length and formally about a topic
leveltalk frankly with
monologuize, monologuise, soliloquize, soliloquisetalk / talk to oneself
oratetalk / talk pompously
pontificatetalk / talk in a dogmatic and pompous manner
raptalk / talk volubly
spielspeak at great length (about something)
talk downspeak in a condescending manner, as if to a child
talk turkeydiscuss frankly, often in a business context
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
See alsospeak forbe a spokesperson for
Spanishdialogar, hablar
Catalandialogar, parlar
Nounsspeechthe exchange of spoken words
English > speak: 5 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningUse language.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelSam and Sue speak
Examples
  • "the prisoner won't speak"
  • "they speak a strange dialect"
Synonymtalk
Entailed byaddress, speakGive a speech to
Narrowerrun ontalk or narrate at length
slangUse slang or vulgar language / language
smatterspeak with spotty or superficial knowledge
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
Spanishcharlar, conversar, dialogar, hablar
Catalanconversar, dialogar, parlar, xerrar
Nounsspeakingthe utterance of intelligible speech
speechthe mental faculty or power of vocal communication
English > speak: 5 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningGive a speech to.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymaddress
Entailsspeak, talkUse language
Entailed bytake the floorRise in order to make a speech or motion
Narrowerblaze awayspeak with fire and passion
haranguedeliver a harangue to
keynoteGive the keynote address to (an audience)
memorialize, memorialiseaddress in a memorial
Spanishdirigirse, hablar
Catalanadreçar-se, anomenar, dirigir-se, dir, parlar
Nounsspeakingdelivering an address to a public audience
speechthe act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
English > speak: 5 senses > verb 5, perception
Meaningmake a characteristic or natural sound.
PatternSomething ----s
Broadersoundgive ... / give off a certain sound or sounds
Spanishhablar
Catalanparlar

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