Definition of speech-making in English:

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speech-making

noun

[mass noun]
The art or practice of delivering a formal address in public.
Example sentences
  • Churchill's wartime speech-making was the stuff of legend.
  • Given that much of the organisation is off at conferences this week I am spared speech-making at a farewell afternoon tea.
  • The day started at 9am with live music; then the serious business of speech-making started at 11.30 am, under a bright, blue sky.

Derivatives

speech-maker

noun
Example sentences
  • In his maiden speech, in December 1852, he confessed that he was not a speech-maker.
  • He is scarcely a competent speech-maker let alone an exciting one.
  • He's a better speech-maker than me.

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