1. The act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience (synset 107253354)
    "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"
  2. (language) communication by word of mouth (synset 107123904)
    "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"
  3. Something spoken (synset 107144758)
    "he could hear them uttering merry speeches"
  4. The exchange of spoken words (synset 107125165)
    "they were perfectly comfortable together without speech"
  5. Your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally (synset 107085523)
    "his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"; "her speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight accent in his speech"
  6. A lengthy rebuke (synset 106726869)
    "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
  7. Words making up the dialogue of a play (synset 107023937)
    "the actor forgot his speech"
  8. The mental faculty or power of vocal communication (synset 105658665)
    "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"

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