Definition of speech-making in English:

speech-making

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noun

[mass noun]
The art or practice of delivering a formal address in public.
More example sentences
  • It steered his legal career off into an incredibly successful tangent, and he's since been lauded for his speechmaking abilities, both in and out of character.
  • Pericles developed a loyal, if informal, mass constituency of ordinary Athenians through speechmaking in the Assembly.
  • His Portland "homecoming" in May 2002 was partly a time for speechmaking, at the invitation of local architecture organizations.

Derivatives

speech-maker

noun
More example sentences
  • He was quiet but witty, and an excellent speechmaker.
  • Humour was, understandably, far from the agenda of the speech-makers that day.
  • In his maiden speech, in December 1852, he confessed that he was not a speech-maker.

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