Definition of dictation speed in English:

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dictation speed

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[mass noun]
A rate of speech slow enough for someone to be able to write down what is said.
Example sentences
  • 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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