Entry from British & World English dictionary
A rate of speech slow enough for someone to be able to write down what is said.
- Speaking at dictation speed so that there can be no misunderstanding, he says: ‘I would reply very ferociously on that one.’
- If I may say so, parts of your Lordship's summing were delivered at rather more than dictation speed, and sometimes not very loudly.
- That was repeated to the jury at dictation speed.
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