make a speech


make a speech
give a speech

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • make a speech — index converse, declaim, discourse, recite, speak Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • 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… …   Universalium

  • 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 — Speech, v. i. & t. To make a speech; to harangue. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Speech synthesis — Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous people using speech synthesis to communicate Speech synthesis is the artificial production of human speech. A computer system used for this purpose is called a speech synthesizer, and can be implemented… …   Wikipedia

  • speech — n. address, talk 1) to deliver, give, make a speech 2) to ad lib, improvise a speech 3) a boring; brief, short; impromptu, unrehearsed; long; long winded; passionate; rambling; rousing, stirring speech 4) an acceptance; after dinner; campaign;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • speech — [[t]spi͟ːtʃ[/t]] ♦♦ speeches 1) N UNCOUNT Speech is the ability to speak or the act of speaking. ...the development of speech in children... Intoxication interferes with speech and coordination. ...a speech therapist specialising in stammering.… …   English dictionary

  • Speech — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Speech >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 speech speech faculty of speech Sgm: N 1 locution locution talk parlance verbal intercourse prolation oral communication word of mouth parole palaver prattle …   English dictionary for students


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