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1. speech

noun. ['ˈspiːtʃ'] the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience.

Synonyms

  • inaugural
  • sermon
  • lecture
  • oratory
  • oral presentation
  • ending
  • colloquium
  • address
  • dithyramb
  • impromptu
  • close
  • discourse
  • conclusion
  • allocution
  • inaugural address
  • talk
  • body
  • end
  • speech act
  • speechmaking
  • introduction
  • litany
  • preaching
  • public speaking
  • closing
  • public lecture

Antonyms

  • careless
  • long
  • public
  • unrestrained

Etymology

  • speche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Speech

  • long-beach
  • screech
  • impeach
  • beseech
  • swiech
  • preach
  • creech
  • creach
  • breech
  • breach
  • bleach
  • wiech
  • weech
  • veech
  • veatch
  • veach
  • teach
  • reeche
  • reach
  • pietsch
  • piech
  • peach
  • meech
  • leitch
  • leetch
  • leech
  • leach
  • keetch
  • keech
  • keach

How do you pronounce speech?

Pronounce speech as spiʧ.

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How do you spell speech? Is it speach ?

A common misspelling of speech is speach

Sentences with speech


1. Noun, singular or mass
Some people prefer to keep the name of the winner a secret until the end of the speech.

2. Adjective
A customer service award speech example might be: “_Darlene is a customer favorite.

3. Verb, base form
HealthLinkBC points out children who are regularly exposed to speech and language tend to develop language skills faster 25.

Quotes about speech


1. A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
- Ingrid Bergman

2. Love myself I do. Not everything, but I love the good as well as the bad. I love my crazy lifestyle, and I love my hard discipline. I love my freedom of speech and the way my eyes get dark when I'm tired. I love that I have learned to trust people with my heart, even if it will get broken. I am proud of everything that I am and will become.
- Johnny Weir

3. She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.
- George Bernard Shaw

2. speech-read

verb. interpret by lipreading; of deaf people.

Synonyms

  • lipread
  • read

Antonyms

  • lack

3. speech-endowed

adjective. capable of speech.

Antonyms

  • devoice

4. speech

noun. ['ˈspiːtʃ'] (language) communication by word of mouth.

Synonyms

  • spell
  • words
  • speech communication
  • saying
  • spoken communication
  • voice communication
  • spoken language
  • oral communication
  • idiolect
  • magic spell
  • auditory communication
  • soliloquy
  • discussion
  • non-standard speech
  • monologue
  • give-and-take
  • locution
  • charm
  • language
  • word
  • pronunciation
  • orthoepy
  • dictation
  • conversation
  • magical spell

Antonyms

  • communicative
  • generous
  • start
  • ventilated

Etymology

  • speche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. speech

noun. ['ˈspiːtʃ'] something spoken.

Synonyms

  • vocalization

Antonyms

  • unconfined
  • coarse

Etymology

  • speche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. speech

noun. ['ˈspiːtʃ'] a lengthy rebuke.

Synonyms

  • reproval
  • sermon
  • lecture
  • curtain lecture
  • rebuke
  • preaching
  • reproof
  • reprimand
  • reprehension

Antonyms

  • monetization
  • defeat
  • beginning
  • victory

Etymology

  • speche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. speech

noun. ['ˈspiːtʃ'] the exchange of spoken words.

Synonyms

  • speech production

Antonyms

  • disjoin
  • inaccurate

Etymology

  • speche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. speech

noun. ['ˈspiːtʃ'] your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally.

Synonyms

  • address
  • tone of voice
  • shibboleth
  • style
  • paralanguage
  • modulation
  • paralinguistic communication
  • tongue
  • tone
  • catch
  • inflection
  • expressive style
  • delivery
  • elocution
  • manner of speaking

Antonyms

  • distant
  • open
  • unseal
  • far

Etymology

  • speche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. speech

noun. ['ˈspiːtʃ'] words making up the dialogue of a play.

Synonyms

  • cue
  • actor's line
  • throwaway
  • dialogue
  • aside
  • line
  • words
  • dialog
  • monologue

Antonyms

  • birth
  • go
  • skew
  • tactlessness

Etymology

  • speche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. speech

noun. ['ˈspiːtʃ'] the mental faculty or power of vocal communication.

Synonyms

  • module
  • language
  • lexicon
  • lexis
  • mental faculty
  • vocabulary
  • faculty

Antonyms

  • closing
  • praise
  • activation
  • continuance

Etymology

  • speche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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