Definition of spoken in English:

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spoken

Pronunciation: /ˈspōkən/
past participle of speak.

adjective

[in combination]
Speaking in a specified way: a blunt-spoken man
More example sentences
  • The late Marie was a quiet-spoken well respected member of the local community.
  • Trained in Hindustani classical music, the soft-spoken ' tabla ' artiste is quite a contrast to the musical instrument he plays!
  • When we met, he was very quiet-spoken and gave me no reason to be suspicious, " the milkman said.

Phrases

be spoken for

Be already claimed, owned, or reserved.
Example sentences
  • All but five of the 30 tables have already been spoken for.
  • I've been busy trying to decide what to do with my $1500.00 cheque - or more realistically - when to spend the amount that has already been spoken for.
  • I'm working on another one right now, a little over half done, which has already been spoken for and will be picked up tomorrow.
Synonyms
reserved, set aside, claimed, owned, booked
1.1(Of a person) already have a romantic commitment: he knows Claudine is spoken for
More example sentences
  • There was one woman who was absolutely gorgeous, but she was spoken for - so she was out of bounds, that's one of my rules.
  • The two girls were spoken for, but they were really trying to get a woman for me.
  • At the time, she wasn't completely positive he was spoken for.
Synonyms
attached, going out with someone, in a relationship
informal going steady, taken

Words that rhyme with spoken

awoken, bespoken, betoken, broken, foretoken, oaken, outspoken, plain-spoken, ryokan, token, woken
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