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speech

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
          • Some speech errors involve consonant misorderings.
          • 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.
          • We reprogrammed the software to allow it to be controlled by speech recognition.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • The ushers threw the woman out of the auditorium, because she kept shouting out insults to the guest of honor when he made his speech.
          • Native American leader Chief Seattle urged ecological responsibility, referring to Brother Eagle and Sister Sky in his purported 1854 speech.
          • You shall never divest me of my right to free speech.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns
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          1. en speeches
          2. en speechless
          3. en speechy
          4. en speeching
          5. en speechful
          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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