Complete Definition of "speech"

English

rank|allow|spent|soldiers|877|speech|fast|middle|effort

Etymology
OE. spræc (later: spæc)

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËspiËtÊ/, SAMPA|/"spi:tS/
audio|en-us-speech.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iËtÊ|-iËtÊ

Noun
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  1. uncountable The faculty of speech; the ability to speak or to use vocalizations to communicate.

#:It was hard to hear the sounds of his speech over the noise.

  1. countable A session of speaking; a long oral message given publicly usually by one person.

#:The candidate made some ambitious promises in his campaign speech.

Translations
trans-top|vocal communication
Czech: t-|cs|ÅeÄ|f
Dutch: t+|nl|spraak
Finnish: t+|fi|puhe
German: t+|de|Sprache|f
Icelandic: mál n, tal n, málhæfileiki m, málfar n, mæli n, framburður m
Irish: t-|ga|caint|f|xs=Irish
Italian: t+|it|parola|f
Lithuanian: Å¡neka f, kalba f
trans-mid
Portuguese: t+|pt|fala|f
Russian: ÑеÑÑ f, Ð´Ð°Ñ ÑеÑи
Slovene: t-|sl|govor|m
Spanish: t-|es|habla|f
Swedish: t+|sv|tal|n
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trans-top|an oration, session of speaking
Czech: t-|cs|ÅeÄ|f
Dutch: toespraak, speech
Finnish: t+|fi|puhe
French: t+|fr|discours|m
German: Rede f, Ansprache f
Greek: t|el|ομiλία|f|sc=Grek (omilía)
Icelandic: t-|is|ræða|f, t-|is|ávarp|n, t+|is|tala|f
Italian: t+|it|discorso|m
Japanese: æ¼èª¬ (ãããã¤, enzetsu)
trans-mid
Lithuanian: prakalba f, pranešimas m, kalba f
Portuguese: t+|pt|discurso|m
Russian: ÑеÑÑ (reÄâ) f, ÑÐ¿Ð¸Ñ (spiÄ) m
Slovene: t-|sl|govor|m
Spanish: t+|es|discurso|m
Swedish: t+|sv|tal|n
Telugu: à°à°ªà°¨à±à°¯à°¾à°¸à° (upanyaasam)
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trans-top|Translations to be categorised
ttbc|Arabic: ARchar|خطبة unicode|(ÏúÊba) f
ttbc|Belarusian: пÑамова (pramova) f
ttbc|Chinese: æ¼èªª, æ¼è¯´ (yÇnshuÅ)
trans-mid
ttbc|Hungarian: beszéd
ttbc|Korean: ì°ì¤ (yeonseol)
ttbc|Maori: korero
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Derived terms
figure of speech
speechwriter

Related terms
speak

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