Associations to the word «Speech»

Pictures for the word «Speech»


SPEECH, noun. (uncountable) The faculty of uttering articulate sounds or words; the ability to speak or to use vocalizations to communicate.
SPEECH, noun. (countable) A session of speaking; a long oral message given publicly usually by one person.
SPEECH, noun. A style of speaking.
SPEECH, noun. A dialect or language.
SPEECH, noun. Talk; mention; rumour.
SPEECH ACT, noun. (linguistics) An act carried out by speech, such as promising, ordering, greeting, warning, inviting and congratulating.
SPEECH ACTS, noun. Plural of speech act
SPEECH BALLOON, noun. A speech bubble.
SPEECH BALLOONS, noun. Plural of speech balloon
SPEECH BUBBLE, noun. A rounded outline, containing words, representing speech in a cartoon.
SPEECH BUBBLES, noun. Plural of speech bubble
SPEECH COMMUNITY, noun. (linguistics) A group of people sharing a language, or a particular way of using that language
SPEECH DAY, noun. (education) A school event where prizes are given out to pupils, and speeches are made by guest speakers.
SPEECH DISFLUENCIES, noun. Plural of disfluency
SPEECH DISFLUENCY, noun. A part of speech usually expressed as a pause or hesitation; such as err, um, hmm
SPEECH DISORDER, noun. (pathology) Any mental or bodily malfunction that makes expressing oneself by speech difficult.
SPEECH DISORDERS, noun. Plural of speech disorder
SPEECH FROM THE THRONE, noun. A ceremonial event in some monarchies having parliamentary systems of government, occurring at the opening of a new parliamentary session or at some other interval, in which a king, queen, or designated official reads a prepared speech to the members of parliament outlining the government's agenda.
SPEECH IMPEDIMENT, noun. Any speech disorder
SPEECH PATHOLOGIST, noun. A therapist who treats disorders of speech, language, swallowing, or voice; a specialist in speech pathology.
SPEECH RECOGNITION, noun. (computing) Voice recognition.
SPEECH THERAPIST, noun. A clinician specializing in speech therapy, or logopedics.
SPEECH THERAPISTS, noun. Plural of speech therapist
SPEECH THERAPY, noun. Logopedics

Dictionary definition

SPEECH, noun. The act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets".
SPEECH, noun. (language) communication by word of mouth; "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets".
SPEECH, noun. Something spoken; "he could hear them uttering merry speeches".
SPEECH, noun. The exchange of spoken words; "they were perfectly comfortable together without speech".
SPEECH, noun. Your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally; "his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"; "her speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight accent in his speech".
SPEECH, noun. A lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to".
SPEECH, noun. Words making up the dialogue of a play; "the actor forgot his speech".
SPEECH, noun. The mental faculty or power of vocal communication; "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals".

Wise words

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.