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speech meaning

EN[ˈspiːtʃ] [-iːtʃ]
US
WSpeech
  • Speech is the vocalized form of human communication. It is based upon the syntactic combination of lexicals and names that are drawn from very large (usually about 10,000 different words) vocabularies.
  • A gestural form of human communication exists for the deaf in the form of sign language.
  • Speech is researched in terms of the speech production and speech perception of the sounds used in vocal language.
  • It is controversial how far human speech is unique in that other animals also communicate with vocalizations.
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    Definition of speech in English Dictionary

  • NounPLspeeches
    1. NU The faculty of uttering articulate sounds or words; the ability to speak or to use vocalizations to communicate.
      1. It was hard to hear the sounds of his speech over the noise. He had a bad speech impediment. ‎
    2. NC A session of speaking; a long oral message given publicly usually by one person.
      1. The candidate made some ambitious promises in his campaign speech. ‎
    3. A style of speaking.
      1. Her speech was soft and lilting. ‎
    4. A dialect or language.
      1. Talk; mention; rumour.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • I listened to your speech tonight in which you talked about the power of positive thinking, and I want to ask how I can get some faith in myself.
          • 5 March 1946: From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an "iron curtain" has descended across the Continent. — speech by Winston Churchill
          • I'm not going to swing for the fences tomorrow, but I'm hoping my speech will be warmly received.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • You shall never divest me of my right to free speech.
          • It was a strange kind of clapping; a sort of wide-handed upward clap, compounded by the exaggerated nasal voice the hijras used in speech.
          • The busy orator and mother of two couldn't get around to her unfinished speech.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns
          Related Links:
          1. en speeches
          2. en speechless
          3. en speechy
          4. en speechify
          5. en speeching
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of speech for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "speech" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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