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noun 
  1. language, jargon, or terminology used uniquely in a particular environment or group.
Corporate speak; IT speak
Translations: (trans-top, jargon/terminology)
(trans-mid)
(trans-bottom) verb (speaks or archaic, speaketh, speaking, spoke or archaic, spake, spoken)
  1. (intransitive) To communicate with one's voice, to say words out loud.
I was so surprised I couldn't .
You're speaking too fast.
  1. (intransitive) To have a conversation.
It's been ages since we've spoken.
  1. (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.
  1. (intransitive) To deliver a message to a group; to deliver a speech.
This evening I shall on the topic of correct English usage.
  1. (transitive) To be able to communicate in a language.
I was so surprised that I couldn't a word.
He speaks Mandarin fluently.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: spreken(nl)
  • French: parler(fr)
  • German: sprechen(de)
  • Italian: parlare(it)
  • Spanish: hablar(es)
Etymology: specan, spÄcan, from earlier sprecan, sprÄcan


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