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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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Words that Rhyme with Speech

  • long-beach
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  • bleach
  • wiech
  • weech
  • veech
  • veatch
  • veach
  • teach
  • reeche
  • reach
  • pietsch
  • piech
  • peach
  • meech
  • leitch
  • leetch
  • leech
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Example sentences of the word 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 containing the word 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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