[spiːtʃ] or [spitʃ]


(noun.) (language) communication by word of mouth; 'his speech was garbled'; 'he uttered harsh language'; 'he recorded the spoken language of the streets'.

(noun.) the exchange of spoken words; 'they were perfectly comfortable together without speech'.

(noun.) something spoken; 'he could hear them uttering merry speeches'.

格思里整理--From WordNet


(n.) The faculty of uttering articulate sounds or words; the faculty of expressing thoughts by words or articulate sounds; the power of speaking.

(n.) he act of speaking; that which is spoken; words, as expressing ideas; language; conversation.

(n.) A particular language, as distinct from others; a tongue; a dialect.

(n.) Talk; mention; common saying.

(n.) formal discourse in public; oration; harangue.

(n.) ny declaration of thoughts.

(v. i. & t.) To make a speech; to harangue.



n. [1]. Articulate utterance.[2]. Language, tongue, vernacular, idiom, dialect, LINGO.[3]. Talk, parlance, verbal intercourse, oral communication.[4]. Oration, discourse, address, harangue.



SYN:Address, oration, harangue, discourse,[See COGITATE]



n. that which is spoken: language: the power of speaking: manner of speech oration: any declaration of thoughts: mention: colloquy: conference.—ns. Speech′-craft the science of language: the gift of speech; Speech′-crī′er one who hawked the broadsides containing the dying speeches of persons executed once common; Speech′-day the public day at the close of a school year.—adj. Speech′ful loquacious.—ns. Speechificā′tion the act of making harangues; Speech′ifīer.—v.i. Speech′ify to make speeches harangue (implying contempt).—adj. Speech′less destitute or deprived of the power of speech.—adv. Speech′lessly.—ns. Speech′lessness; Speech′-māk′er one accustomed to speak in public; Speech′-māk′ing a formal speaking before an assembly; Speech′-read′ing the art of following spoken words by observing the speaker's lips as taught to deaf-mutes.





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