speech

  • 1 speech — /speech/, n. 1. the faculty or power of speaking; oral communication; ability to express one s thoughts and emotions by speech sounds and gesture: Losing her speech made her feel isolated from humanity. 2. the act of speaking: He expresses… …

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  • 2 Speech — refers to the processes associated with the production and perception of sounds used in spoken language. A number of academic disciplines study speech and speech sounds, including acoustics, psychology, speech pathology, linguistics, cognitive… …

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  • 3 speech — [ spitʃ ] n. m. • 1829; mot angl. ♦ Vieilli Petite allocution de circonstance, notamment en réponse à un toast. ⇒ discours; fam. laïus, topo. Il y eut quelques speechs (ou speeches) amusants. « en mourant, tous les hommes célèbres font un dernier …

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  • 4 speech — W2S2 [spi:tʃ] n [: Old English; Origin: sprAc, spAc] 1.) a talk, especially a formal one about a particular subject, given to a group of people ▪ a campaign speech give/make/deliver a speech ▪ Each child had to give a short speech to the rest of… …

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  • 5 speech — [ spitʃ ] noun *** 1. ) count a formal occasion when someone speaks to an audience: He began his speech by outlining his plans for the coming year. make/give/deliver a speech: The queen made a wonderful speech in reply. a ) the words that someone …

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  • 6 Speech — Speech, n. [OE. speche, AS. sp?c, spr?, fr. specan, sprecan, to speak; akin to D. spraak speech, OHG. spr[=a]hha, G. sprache, Sw. spr?k, Dan. sprog. See {Speak}.] 1. The faculty of uttering articulate sounds or words; the faculty of expressing… …

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  • 7 speech — speech; speech·ful; speech·ifi·ca·tion; speech·ifi·er; speech·ify; speech·less; speech·less·ly; speech·less·ness; speech·ful·ness; …

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  • 8 speech — [spēch] n. [ME speche < OE spæc, spræc < base of sprecan, to speak: see SPEAK] 1. the act of speaking; expression or communication of thoughts and feelings by spoken words 2. the power or ability to speak 3. the manner of speaking [her… …

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  • 9 speech — n: words or conduct used to communicate or express a thought: expression see also commercial speech, freedom of speech, free speech …

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  • 10 speech — 1 *language, tongue, dialect, idiom 2 Speech, address, oration, harangue, lecture, talk, sermon, homily designate a discourse delivered to an audience. Speech can apply to a public discourse irrespective of its quality or its degree of… …

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  • 11 Speech — 〈[ spi:tʃ] f.; , es〉 Rede, Ansprache [engl., „Sprache, Rede“; zu speak „sprechen“] * * * Speech [spi:t̮ʃ], der; es, e u. es u. die; , e u. es […ɪs] [engl. speech] (selten): Rede, Ansprache: einen kleinen/eine kleine S. halten. * * * Speech… …

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  • 12 speech — s.n. Alocuţiune rostită de obicei ca răspuns la un toast. [pr.: spici] – Cuv.engl. Trimis de claudia, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  SPEECH s. v. alocuţiune, cuvânt, cuvântare, discurs. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  SPEECH s.n …

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  • 13 Speech — Speech, v. i. & t. To make a speech; to harangue. [R.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 14 speech — (plural speech; del inglés; pronunciamos espich ) sustantivo masculino 1. Uso/registro: coloquial. Pragmática: humorístico, peyorativo a veces. Discurso breve: No soporto los speech del jefe …

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  • 15 speech´i|fi´er — speech|i|fy «SPEE chuh fy», intransitive verb, fied, fy|ing. Informal. to make a speech or speeches; orate: »A man always makes a fool of himself speechifying (George Eliot). SYNONYM(S): harangue. –speech´i|fi´er, noun …

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  • 16 speech|i|fy — «SPEE chuh fy», intransitive verb, fied, fy|ing. Informal. to make a speech or speeches; orate: »A man always makes a fool of himself speechifying (George Eliot). SYNONYM(S): harangue. –speech´i|fi´er, noun …

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  • 17 Speech — [spi:tʃ] der; es, Plur. e u. es [...tʃis] <aus gleichbed. engl. speech> (selten) Rede, Ansprache …

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  • 18 speech — (n.) O.E. spæc act of speaking, manner of speaking, formal utterance, variant of spræc, related to sprecan, specan to speak (see SPEAK (Cf. speak)), from P.Gmc. *sprækijo (Cf. Ger. Sprache speech ). The spr forms were extinct in English by 1200.… …

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  • 19 speech — [n1] talk accent, articulation, communication, conversation, dialect, dialogue, diction, discussion, doublespeak*, double talk*, elocution, enunciation, expressing, expression, idiom, intercourse, jargon, language, lingo, locution, mother tongue …

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  • 20 Speech — (engl., spr. ßpītsch), Sprache, Rede …

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