- 1The action of conveying information or expressing one’s feelings in speech: clear thinking aids clear speakingMore example sentences
- He demonstrated his impressive intellectual aptitude and capacity for clear speaking, along with some real political savvy.
- She cleared her throat and tried speaking evenly.
- Tommy looked at the wall and continued speaking.
- 1.1The activity of delivering speeches: public speakingMore example sentences
- It should be noted, this gentleman was a professor of public speaking.
- With a degree in business & in public speaking, she was also good with snobby people.
- Men have a monopoly in public speaking, landowning rights, and religious rituals.
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- 1Used for or engaged in speech: you have a clear speaking voiceMore example sentences
- I was thinking of people with good speaking voices.
- Ronald Reagan had a great speaking voice.
- He provided the speaking voice for main character Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas.
on speaking terms
- Polite or friendly towards someone, especially after an argument: Maisie wasn’t on speaking terms with any of her familyMore example sentences
- The couple wasn't on speaking terms since the argument.
- Some travelling companions return home barely on speaking terms.
- A week or so ago you two were barely on speaking terms.
- Used to introduce a remark about a topic recently alluded to: speaking of cost, can I afford to buy it?More example sentences
- And speaking of invisibles planes, where's Wonder Woman's invisible plane?
- And speaking of images, we're not done with customizing this client.
- Speaking of riding, I want a word with the Dawn about the horses.
More definitions of speakingDefinition of speaking in:
- The US English dictionary