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EN[ˈspiːˌkiŋ]
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    Definition of speaking in English Dictionary

  • NounPLspeakingsSUF-ing
    1. One's ability to communicate vocally in a given language.
      1. I can read and understand mosts texts in German, but my speaking is awful.
    2. The act of communicating vocally.
      1. An oral recitation of e.g. a story.
      2. Verb
        1. present participle of speak.
        2. Adjective
          1. Used in speaking.
            1. one's normal speaking voice
          2. Expressive; eloquent.
            1. The sight was more speaking than any speech could be.
          3. Involving speaking.
            1. It was her first speaking part: she screamed.
          4. Having the ability of speech.
            1. speaking parrot; speaking clock
            2. the English-speaking gentleman gave us directions; I travel in Russian-speaking countries; the French-speaking world listened in to the broadcast
        3. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Now I can't get this out of my head - them hissing and whispering at one another like they're speaking in parseltongue.
            • Robert K. Steel leans forward, speaking in a rapid, excitable burst about the powers that a superregulator might wield over Wall Street one day.
            • He had forgotten that he was speaking on the record.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Uncomparable adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Verb forms
                  • Participles
                    • Present participles
              Related Links:
              1. en speakings
              2. en speakingly
              3. en speaking of
              4. en speaking tube
              5. en speaking clock
              Source: Wiktionary
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              Meaning of speaking for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "speaking" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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