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speech

SPEECH, n.

1. The faculty of uttering articulate sounds or words, as in human beings; the faculty of expressing thoughts by words or articulate sounds. Speech was given to man by his Creator for the noblest purposes.

2. Language; words as expressing ideas. The acts of God to human ears cannot without process of speech be told.

3. A particular language, as distinct form others. Ps. 19.

4. That which is spoken; words uttered in connection and expressing thoughts. You smile at my speech.

5. Talk; mention; common saying. The duke did of me demand, what was the speech among the londoners concerning the French journey.

6. Formal discourse in public; oration; harangue. The member has made his first speech in the legislature.

7. Any declaration of thoughts. I, with leave of speech implor'd, repli'd.

SPEECH, v.i. To make a speech; to harangue. [Little used.]




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SPEECH, n.

1. The faculty of uttering articulate sounds or words, as in human beings; the faculty of expressing thoughts by words or articulate sounds. Speech was given to man by his Creator for the noblest purposes.

2. Language; words as expressing ideas. The acts of God to human ears cannot without process of speech be told.

3. A particular language, as distinct form others. Ps. 19.

4. That which is spoken; words uttered in connection and expressing thoughts. You smile at my speech.

5. Talk; mention; common saying. The duke did of me demand, what was the speech among the londoners concerning the French journey.

6. Formal discourse in public; oration; harangue. The member has made his first speech in the legislature.

7. Any declaration of thoughts. I, with leave of speech implor'd, repli'd.

SPEECH, v.i. To make a speech; to harangue. [Little used.]


SPEECH, n. [Sax. spæc. See Speak.]

  1. The faculty of uttering articulate sounds or words, as in human beings; the faculty of expressing thoughts by words or articulate sounds. Speech was given to man by his Creator for the noblest purposes.
  2. Language; words as expressing ideas. The acts of God to human ears / Can not without process of speech be told. – Milton.
  3. A particular language, as distinct from others. – Ps. xix.
  4. That which is spoken; words uttered in connection and expressing thoughts. You smile at my speech.
  5. Talk; mention; common saying. The duke did of me demand, / What was the speech among the Londoners / Concerning the French journey. – Shak.
  6. Formal discourse in public; oration; harangue. The member has made his first speech in the legislature.
  7. Any declaration of thoughts. I, with leave of speech implor'd, replied. – Milton.

SPEECH, v.i.

To make a speech; to harangue. [Little used.]


Speech
  1. The faculty of uttering articulate sounds or words; the faculty of expressing thoughts by words or articulate sounds; the power of speaking.

    There is none comparable to the variety of instructive expressions by speech, wherewith man alone is endowed for the communication of his thoughts. Holder.

  2. To make a speech] to harangue.

    [R.]
  3. he act of speaking; that which is spoken; words, as expressing ideas; language; conversation.

    * Speech is voice modulated by the throat, tongue, lips, etc., the modulation being accomplished by changing the form of the cavity of the mouth and nose through the action of muscles which move their walls.

    O goode God! how gentle and how kind
    Ye seemed by your speech and your visage
    The day that maked was our marriage.
    Chaucer.

    The acts of God . . . to human ears
    Can nort without process of speech be told.
    Milton.

  4. A particular language, as distinct from others; a tongue; a dialect.

    People of a strange speech and of an hard language. Ezek. iii. 6.

  5. Talk; mention; common saying.

    The duke . . . did of me demand
    What was the speech among the Londoners
    Concerning the French journey.
    Shak.

  6. formal discourse in public; oration; harangue.

    The constant design of these orators, in all their speeches, was to drive some one particular point. Swift.

  7. ny declaration of thoughts.

    I. with leave of speech implored, . . . replied. Milton.

    Syn. Harangue; language; address; oration. See Harangue, and Language.

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Speech

SPEECH, noun

1. The faculty of uttering articulate sounds or words, as in human beings; the faculty of expressing thoughts by words or articulate sounds. speech was given to man by his Creator for the noblest purposes.

2. Language; words as expressing ideas. The acts of God to human ears cannot without process of speech be told.

3. A particular language, as distinct form others. Psalms 19:2.

4. That which is spoken; words uttered in connection and expressing thoughts. You smile at my speech

5. Talk; mention; common saying. The duke did of me demand, what was the speech among the londoners concerning the French journey.

6. Formal discourse in public; oration; harangue. The member has made his first speech in the legislature.

7. Any declaration of thoughts. I, with leave of speech implor'd, repli'd.

SPEECH, verb intransitive To make a speech; to harangue. [Little used.]

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