Crossword clues for speech
- Something spoken
- Words making up the dialogue of a play
- A lengthy rebuke
- The mental faculty or power of vocal communication
- Communication by word of mouth
- A formal spoken communication delivered to an audience
- The exchange of spoken words
- Your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
- A Patrick Henry delivery
- Valedictory, e.g.
- Parts of ___
- Drama-school subject
- When repeated, cry at a celebratory party
- Cry at an awards ceremony
- Teleprompter's contents
- When repeated, a cry to an awardee
- "The King's ___"
- Word chanted at a celebratory party
- When repeated, cry after an award is bestowed
- Filibuster feature
- When repeated, cry to an honoree
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Speech \Speech\, v. i. & t. To make a speech; to harangue. [R.]
Speech \Speech\, n. [OE. speche, AS. sp?c, spr?, fr. specan, sprecan, to speak; akin to D. spraak speech, OHG. spr[=a]hha, G. sprache, Sw. spr?k, Dan. sprog. See Speak.]
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.
he act of speaking; that which is spoken; words, as expressing ideas; language; conversation.
Note: 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.
The acts of God . . . to human ears Can nort without process of speech be told.
A particular language, as distinct from others; a tongue; a dialect.
People of a strange speech and of an hard language.
--Ezek. iii. 6.
Talk; mention; common saying.
The duke . . . did of me demand What was the speech among the Londoners Concerning the French journey.
formal discourse in public; oration; harangue.
The constant design of these orators, in all their speeches, was to drive some one particular point.
ny declaration of thoughts.
I. with leave of speech implored, . . . replied.
Syn: Syn. Harangue; language; address; oration. See Harangue, and Language.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English spæc "act of speaking; power of speaking; manner of speaking; statement, discourse, narrative, formal utterance; language," variant of spræc, from Proto-Germanic *sprek-, *spek- (cognates: Danish sprog, Old Saxon spraca, Old Frisian spreke, Dutch spraak, Old High German sprahha, German Sprache "speech;" see speak (v.))\n
\nThe spr- forms were extinct in English by 1200. Meaning "address delivered to an audience" first recorded 1580s.\n\nAnd I honor the man who is willing to sink\n
Half his present repute for the freedom to think,\n
And, when he has thought, be his cause strong or weak,\n
Will risk t' other half for the freedom to speak,\n
Caring naught for what vengeance the mob has in store,\n
Let that mob be the upper ten thousand or lower.\n
[James Russell Lowell, "A Fable for Critics," 1848]
n. (label en uncountable) The faculty of uttering articulate sounds or words; the ability to speak or to use vocalizations to communicate.
n. the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets" [syn: address]
(language) communication by word of mouth; "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets" [syn: speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communication]
something spoken; "he could hear them uttering merry speeches"
the exchange of spoken words; "they were perfectly comfortable together without speech"
your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally; "his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"; "her speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight accent in his speech" [syn: manner of speaking, delivery]
the mental faculty or power of vocal communication; "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals" [syn: language]
Todd Thomas (born October 25, 1968), better known by the stage name Speech, is an American rapper and musician. He is a member of the progressive hip hop group Arrested Development and has released a number of solo albums.
Speech is the vocal form of human communication.
Speech or speaking may also refer to:
- Spoken language
Animal language, forms of animal communication that are considered to show similarities to human language
- Talking animal or speaking animal, any non-human animal which produces sounds or gestures resembling those of a human
- Connected speech in linguistics, a continuous sequence of sounds forming utterances or conversations in spoken language
- Public speaking, a process of speaking to a group of people in a structured, deliberate manner
- Speech imitation, the saying by one individual of the spoken vocalizations made by another individual
- Speech synthesis, the artificial production of human speech language
- Right speech, a component of the Noble Eightfold Path in Buddhism
- as a proper name
- Speech (rapper) (born 1968), an American rapper and musician
- Speech Debelle (born 1983), a British rapper and Mercury Prize winner
'''Speech ''' is the vocalized form of communication based upon the syntactic combination of lexicals and names that are drawn from very large (usually about 1,000 different words) vocabularies. Each spoken word is created out of the phonetic combination of a limited set of vowel and consonant speech sound units. These vocabularies, the syntax which structures them, and their set of speech sound units differ, creating the existence of many thousands of different types of mutually unintelligible human languages. Most human speakers are able to communicate in two or more of them, hence being polyglots. The vocal abilities that enable humans to produce speech also provide humans with the ability to sing.
A gestural form of human communication exists for the deaf in the form of sign language. Speech in some cultures has become the basis of a written language, often one that differs in its vocabulary, syntax and phonetics from its associated spoken one, a situation called diglossia. Speech in addition to its use in communication, it is suggested by some psychologists such as Vygotsky is internally used by mental processes to enhance and organize cognition in the form of an interior monologue.
Speech is researched in terms of the speech production and speech perception of the sounds used in vocal language. Other research topics concern speech repetition, the ability to map heard spoken words into the vocalizations needed to recreate them, that plays a key role in the vocabulary expansion in children and speech errors. Several academic disciplines study these including acoustics, psychology, speech pathology, linguistics, cognitive science, communication studies, otolaryngology and computer science. Another area of research is how the human brain in its different areas such as the Broca's area and Wernicke's area underlies speech.
It is controversial how far human speech is unique in that animals also communicate with vocalizations. While none in the wild have compatibly large vocabularies, research upon the nonverbal abilities of language trained apes such as Washoe and Kanzi raises the possibility that they might have these capabilities. The origins of speech are unknown and subject to much debate and speculation.
Speech was the fourth (and final) album of the British blues-rock band Steamhammer.
In 1971, bassist Steve Davy left the band, and Louis Cennamo was recruited as his replacement - then vocalist Kieran White also left the band after a summer tour. Guitarist Martin Pugh, drummer Mick Bradley and Cennamo (with guest vocalist Garth Watt-Roy, of Fuzzy Duck) then went in the studio to record "Speech", which was released in 1972. It consisted of three lengthy (and mostly instrumental) songs in a heavier progressive-rock vein, that was somewhat different from their initial blues and folk/jazz-influenced albums.
Bradley died from leukemia shortly before the album's mixing was completed (the album is dedicated to him on the inside album cover), and the band dissolved the following year; making Speech their final album.
After Steamhammer wound down, Pugh and Cennamo joined up with former Yardbirds vocalist Keith Relf (who had provided production assistance on "Speech", as well as contributing background vocals) and drummer Bobby Caldwell, formerly of Johnny Winter's band and Captain Beyond, to form Armageddon.
Usage examples of "speech".
It seemed the right time to bring the Levitt accounting speech to the attention of the directors.
Assorted Alliteration Annexe, the superior sellers of stressed syllable or similar-sounding speech sequences since the sixteenth century.
I find he alluded to it in his speech here, as well as in the copyright essay.
I should have wished to have limited my story to Beaufort and his message, but as the council seemed to be intent upon hearing a full account of my journey, I told in as short and simple speech as I could the various passages which had befallen me--the ambuscado of the smugglers, the cave, the capture of the gauger, the journey in the lugger, the acquaintance with Farmer Brown, my being cast into prison, with the manner of my release and the message wherewith I had been commissioned.
In his speech he assigned the alteration of the currency as the chief cause of the calamity, since it operated injuriously on all classes except the fundholder and annuitant, and by its ruinous effects on private contracts, as well as public payments, was calculated to endanger all kinds of property.
Gavin backed away from the groupritual, hearing fragments of speech and antiphonal response as he went.
Admetus, whose speeches fall into the rhythm of a Funeral March, and the Chorus, who speak in Strophes and Antistrophes of more elaborate lyric rhythm, often interrupted by the wails of Admetus.
However, that they hated long speeches, the following apophthegms are a farther proof.
They came by rote, a platitude from this speech of long ago, a banality from yesterday, a quotation, an apothegm, a joke.
Religious proclamations, stentorian speeches by assorted politicians who could not tell a spiral galaxy from a supernova.
His ungrammatical French was the fluidly sloppy get-along speech of an Anglophone who has made his home among French-speakers for a few months, not the half-African patois of the slave quarters.
The Helmet Men, seemingly astounded by what had taken place, exchanged quiet comments in their strange barking speech, and began to draw back behind the safety of their gigantic animals.
Listening to the speech from the bridge of his own ballista, Primero Quentin Butler nodded.
I think if he had been in his sober senses he would not have risked that barefacedness in the presence of thousands of his own friends who knew that I made speeches within six of the seven days at Henry, Marshall County, Augusta, Hancock County, and Macomb, McDonough County, including all the necessary travel to meet him again at Freeport at the end of the six days.
Whoever will read his Basilicon Doron, particularly the two last books, the true law of free monarchies, his answer to Cardinal Perron, and almost all his speeches and messages to parliament, will confess him to have possessed no mean genius.