[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'.
(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. . Articulate utterance.. Language, tongue, vernacular, idiom, dialect, LINGO.. Talk, parlance, verbal intercourse, oral communication.. 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.
- I beg you will not do anything of the kind, Tertius, said Rosamond, looking at him with something more marked than usual in her speech. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- After this strange speech, she lay silent for some time. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 艰难时事.
- Two things displeased Cedric in this speech. 沃尔特·司各特. 艾凡赫.
- His speech had been whispered, broken, and indistinct; but by a great effort he had made it plain enough to be unmistakeable. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- The idea did not originate in my own discernment, I am bound to confess, but in a speech of Rosa Dartle's. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- Another pause therefore of many minutes' duration, succeeded this speech, and Lucy was still the first to end it. 简·奥斯汀. 理智与情感.
- This was the sum of my speech, delivered with great improprieties and hesitation. 乔纳森·斯威夫特. 格列佛游记.
- She paused again, a little breathless with the unwonted length of her speech, and sat with her lips slightly parted and a deep blush on her cheeks. 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- Here Sam sat down with a pleasant smile, and his speech having been vociferously applauded, the company broke up. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- Ancient remains point to a much wider distribution of the Basque speech and people over Spain. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Gerty knelt beside her, waiting, with the patience born of experience, till this gust of misery should loosen fresh speech. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- She held her breath to hear the end of his speech. 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- Crispin listened to this speech without moving a muscle, but a strange look came into his eyes. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- A word in earnest is as good as a speech. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- They understood how difficult it is to transmit knowledge without putting initiative in jeopardy and that quiet int ellect is easily dismayed in the presence of bold speech. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- You have no idea how these enigmatic speeches pique my curiosity. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- But this good old Mr. Woodhouse, I wish you had heard his gallant speeches to me at dinner. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- Party speeches were delivered, which clothed the question in cant, and veiled its simple meaning in a woven wind of words. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- They made speeches, and passed resolutions, and put their names down, and printed off thousands of prospectuses. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- These were all the speeches that were made, and I recommend them to parties who present policemen with gold watches, as models of brevity and point. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- Rosamond had a placid but strong answer to such speeches. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- Papers containing reports of these speeches immediately reached the Northern States, and they were republished. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- We had one of those celebrated dinners that only Mr. Childs could give, and I heard speeches from Charles Francis Adams and different people. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- One longs to be high-flown, and make speeches like Corneille, after it. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- I only puzzle them, and oblige them to make civil speeches. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- These speeches of Mr. Davis were not long in reaching Sherman. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Speeches were in order, but it is doubtful whether it would have been safe just then to make other than patriotic ones. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- His speeches began to turn on platitudes--on the vague idealism and indisputable moralities of the Decalogue and the Sermon on the Mount. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- Of all his playful speeches (playful, yet always fully meaning what they expressed) none seemed to be more to the taste of Mr. Jarndyce than this. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Only one of my stupid speeches. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.