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  • 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… …   English World dictionary

  • 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… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • speech — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Oral communication Nouns 1. speech, talk, faculty of speech; locution, parlance, expression, vernacular, oral communication, word of mouth, parole, palaver, prattle; effusion, discourse; soliloquy;… …   English dictionary for students

  • speech — Synonyms and related words: ESP, address, after dinner speech, alliteration, allocution, allusion, anacoluthon, anadiplosis, analogy, anaphora, anastrophe, answer, answering, antiphrasis, antithesis, antonomasia, apophasis, aporia, aposiopesis,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Speech from the Throne — The Speech from the Throne (or Throne Speech) is an event in certain monarchies in which the monarch (or a representative) reads a prepared speech to a complete session of parliament, outlining the government s agenda for the coming year. This… …   Wikipedia

  • Speech from the Throne — noun A ceremonial event in some monarchies having parliamentary systems of government, occurring at the opening of a new parliamentary session or at some other interval, in which a king, queen, or designated official reads a prepared speech to… …   Wiktionary

  • Speech and language pathology — Speech language pathology is the study of disorders that affect a person s speech, language, cognition, voice, swallowing (dysphagia) and the rehabilitative or corrective treatment of physical and/or cognitive deficits/disorders resulting in… …   Wikipedia

  • Speech transmission index — Speech Transmission Index, short STI is a measure of speech transmission quality. The absolute measurement of speech intelligibility is a complex science. The STI measures some physical characteristics of a transmission channel (a room, electro… …   Wikipedia

  • Prepared Testimony — is a form of testimony which is presented in the form of a verbal or even written speech or article. It should be attested as true by the author(s), or given under oath. Typically it is given to a large body or organization. Questions may be… …   Wikipedia

  • speech - talk — If you make a speech or give a talk, you speak for a period of time to an audience, usually saying things which you have prepared in advance. ◊ speech A speech is made on a formal occasion, for example at a dinner, wedding, or public meeting. We… …   Useful english dictionary

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