- language, jargon, or terminology used uniquely in a particular environment or group.
verb (speaks or archaic, speaketh, speaking, spoke or archaic, spake, spoken)
- Corporate speak; IT speak
- (intransitive) To communicate with one's voice, to say words out loud.
Etymology: specan, spÄcan, from earlier sprecan, sprÄcan
- I was so surprised I couldn't .
- You're speaking too fast.
- (intransitive) To have a conversation.
- It's been ages since we've spoken.
- (context, by extension) To communicate or converse by some means other than orally, such as writing or facial expressions.
- He spoke of it in his diary
- Speak to me only with your eyes.
- I just spoke with them on IRC.
- Actions louder than words.
- (intransitive) To deliver a message to a group; to deliver a speech.
- This evening I shall on the topic of correct English usage.
- (transitive) To be able to communicate in a language.
- I was so surprised that I couldn't a word.
- He speaks Mandarin fluently.
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