HyperDic: speech

English > 8 senses of the word speech:
NOUNcommunicationspeech, addressthe act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
communicationspeech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communication(language) communication by word of mouth
communicationspeechsomething spoken
communicationspeechthe exchange of spoken words
communicationspeech, manner of speaking, deliveryyour characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
communicationspeech, lecture, talking toa lengthy rebuke
communicationspeech, actor's line, wordswords making up the dialogue of a play
cognitionspeech, languagethe mental faculty or power of vocal communication
speech > pronunciation
Rhymesbeach ... teach / Teach: 19 rhymes with iych...
English > speech: 8 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience.
InstancesGettysburg AddressA three-minute address by Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War at the dedication of a national cemetery on the site of the Battle of Gettysburg (November 19, 1863)
PartsbodyThe central message of a communication
conclusion, end, close, closing, endingThe last section of a communication
introductionThe first section of a communication
Narrowerallocution(rhetoric) a formal or authoritative address that advises or exhorts
colloquiumAn address to an academic meeting or seminar
dithyrambA wildly enthusiastic speech / speech or piece of writing
impromptuAn extemporaneous speech or remark
inaugural address, inauguralAn address delivered at an inaugural ceremony (especially by a United States president)
lecture, public lecture, talkA speech that is open to the public
litanyAny long and tedious address or recital / recital
oratoryaddressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous)
public speaking, speechmaking, speaking, oral presentationdelivering an address to a public audience
sermon, discourse, preachingAn address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
Broaderspeech actThe use of language to perform some act
Spanishdiscurso, speech
Verbsspeakgive a speech to
speechifymake speeches
English > speech: 8 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaning(language) communication by word of mouth.
Example"his speech was garbled"
Synonymsspeech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communication
Categorylanguage, linguistic communicationA systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
NarrowerconversationThe use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
dictationspeech intended for reproduction in writing
discussion, give-and-take, wordAn exchange of views on some topic
idiolectThe language or speech of one individual at a particular period in life
monologueA long utterance by one person (especially one that prevents others from participating in the conversation)
non-standard speechspeech that differs from the usual / usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community
pronunciation, orthoepyThe way a word or a language is customarily spoken
saying, expression, locutionA word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
soliloquy, monologuespeech you make to yourself
spell, magic spell, magical spell, charmA verbal / verbal formula believed to have magical force
wordsThe words / words that are spoken
Broaderauditory communicationcommunication that relies on hearing
Spanishcomunicación oral, comunicación verbal, habla, lengua hablada, lenguaje, lenguaje oral, lenguaje verbal
Catalancomunicació oral, llenguatge, parla
English > speech: 8 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningSomething spoken.
Example"he could hear them uttering merry speeches"
Broaderutterance, vocalizationThe use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
Verbsspeakexpress in speech
English > speech: 8 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningThe exchange of spoken words.
Example"they were perfectly comfortable together without speech"
Broaderspeaking, speech productionThe utterance of intelligible speech
Spanishhabla, speech
Verbsspeakexchange thoughts
English > speech: 8 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningYour characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally.
  • "her speech was barren of southernisms"
  • "I detected a slight accent in his speech"
Synonymsmanner of speaking, delivery
Part ofparalanguage, paralinguistic communicationThe use of manner of speaking to communicate particular meanings
NarroweraddressThe manner of speaking to another individual
catchA break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)
elocutionAn expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture
modulation, inflectionA manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified
prosody, inflectionThe patterns of stress and intonation in a language
shibbolethA manner of speaking that is distinctive of a particular group of people
tone, tone of voiceThe quality of a person's voice
tongueA manner of speaking
Broaderexpressive style, styleA way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
English > speech: 8 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningA lengthy rebuke.
Synonymslecture, talking to
Narrowercurtain lectureA private lecture to a husband by his wife
sermon, preachingA moralistic rebuke
Broaderrebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimandAn act or expression of criticism and censure
Spanishcharla, discurso, sermón
Catalandiscurs, sermó
Verbsspeechifymake speeches
English > speech: 8 senses > noun 7, communication
Meaningwords making up the dialogue of a play.
Example"the actor forgot his speech"
Synonymsactor's line, words
Part ofdialogue, dialogThe lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
NarrowerasideA line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
cueAn actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech
monologueA (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actor
soliloquyA (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections
throwawaywords spoken in a casual way with conscious under-emphasis
Broaderlinetext consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen
Spanishlínea, papel
Catalanlínia, paper
English > speech: 8 senses > noun 8, cognition
MeaningThe mental faculty or power of vocal communication.
Category ofverbalize, verbaliseconvert into a verb
PartslexisAll of the words in a language
vocabulary, lexicon, mental lexiconA language user's knowledge of words
Broaderfaculty, mental faculty, moduleOne of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
Spanishhabla, lenguaje
Catalanllenguatge, parla
Adjectivesphonicrelating to speech
Verbsspeakuse language

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