Speaker
Speaker Speak"er, n. 1. One who speaks. Specifically: (a) One who utters or pronounces a discourse; usually, one who utters a speech in public; as, the man is a good speaker, or a bad speaker. (b) One who is the mouthpiece of others; especially, one who presides over, or speaks for, a delibrative assembly, preserving order and regulating the debates; as, the Speaker of the House of Commons, originally, the mouthpiece of the House to address the king; the Speaker of a House of Representatives. [1913 Webster]

2. A book of selections for declamation. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]


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  • speaker — ► NOUN 1) a person who speaks. 2) a person who speaks a specified language. 3) a person who makes a speech at a formal occasion. 4) (Speaker) the presiding officer in a legislative assembly, especially the House of Commons. 5) a loudspeaker …   English terms dictionary

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