delivered a speech

made a speech

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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 — [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

  • Delivered Audio Quality — Delivered Audio Quality, abbreviated as DAQ, is a measure of audio quality over a transmission medium. This metric is often used to quantify the quality of audio heard over a radio system. DAQ levels are defined by the following scale. * DAQ 1:… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — (n.) O.E. spæc act of speaking, manner of speaking, formal utterance, variant of spræc, related to sprecan, specan to speak (see SPEAK (Cf. speak)), from P.Gmc. *sprækijo (Cf. Ger. Sprache speech ). The spr forms were extinct in English by 1200.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • speech — ► NOUN 1) the expression of thoughts and feelings by articulate sounds. 2) a formal address delivered to an audience. 3) a sequence of lines written for one character in a play. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • speech — noun 1 speaking ADJECTIVE ▪ slurred ▪ She could tell by his slurred speech that he had been drinking. ▪ clipped ▪ casual ▪ connected …   Collocations dictionary

  • 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 to the Troops at Tilbury — The Speech to the Troops at Tilbury was delivered on 9 August Old Style, 19 August New Style 1588 by Queen Elizabeth I of England to the land forces earlier assembled at Tilbury in Essex in preparation of repelling the expected invasion by the… …   Wikipedia

  • speech — [OE] Speech originated as a derivative of the late Old English verb specan, ancestor of modern English speak. It was originally used for the ‘action of speaking’ in general, or for ‘conversation’; the modern application to an ‘address delivered… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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