Definition of speaker in English:


Syllabification: speak·er
Pronunciation: /ˈspēkər


  • 1A person who speaks.
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    • This has the effect of distancing the speaker from the hearer.
    • The closeness between the two speakers gave their following conversation a clandestine air.
    • The underlying system of rules also enables the hearer to understand what the speaker said.
  • 1.1A person who delivers a speech or lecture.
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    • In a majority of the lectures, speakers focused on the historical circumstances of photography that have led to its current state.
    • Guest speakers include David Ledsham, lecturer in art and design at the University of Ulster, and John Wood from Goldsmiths College in London.
    • In 1962 he was a guest speaker at Cambridge's University Indian Society.
    speechmaker, lecturer, talker, speechifier, orator, declaimer, rhetorician; spokesperson, spokesman, spokeswoman, mouthpiece; reader, lector, commentator, broadcaster, narrator
    informal spieler
    historical demagogue, rhetor
  • 1.2 [usually with modifier or in combination] A person who speaks a specified language: he is a fluent English and French speaker
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    • What marks a proficient second or foreign language speaker is their command of idioms and other fixed expressions.
    • The intermarriage of Bantu language speakers with the Khoe and San peoples gave rise to new varieties of languages such as Xhosa.
    • A native Marathi speaker, Bal keeps a bound volume of Ramdas open on his table.
  • 2 (Speaker) The presiding officer in a legislative assembly, especially the House of Representatives.
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    • President Delaney, the Speaker of the House, and a bevy of civilian and military officials sat silently as the count slowly approached zero.
    • Russell is a policy analyst for the Office of the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives.
    • Three years later he became the first Speaker of the new House of Assembly and held that position until he retired in October 1880.
  • 3 short for loudspeaker. a cassette player with two speakers
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    • Lightning Audio produces amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers and accessories for mobile audio markets.
    • Creative sells a set of stereo speakers with no subwoofer that you can find online for about $15.
    • It includes a DVD player, a receiver, five surround speakers, and a subwoofer.



sense 2.
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  • Millions in undisclosed corporate contributions were used to help elect members who would secure him the speakership.

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