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speech US English

The expression of or the ability to express thoughts and feelings by articulate sounds

speech US Thesaurus

he doesn't have the power of speech

cued speech US English

A type of sign language that uses hand movements combined with mouth shapes to communicate to the hearing impaired

free speech US English

Another term for freedom of speech.

speech act US English

An utterance considered as an action, particularly with regard to its intention, purpose, or effect

speech day US English

An annual celebration held at some schools, especially public schools, at which speeches are made and prizes are presented

direct speech US English

The reporting of speech by repeating the actual words of a speaker, for example “I’m going,” she said

inner speech US English

The silent expression of conscious thought to oneself in a coherent linguistic form

Queen's Speech US English

(In the UK) a statement read by the sovereign at the opening of a new session of parliament, detailing the government’s proposed legislative programme

speech center US English

A region of the brain involved in the comprehension or production of speech

speech-making US English

The art or practice of delivering a formal address in public

speech sound US English

A phonetically distinct unit of speech

curtain speech US English

A speech of thanks or appreciation to an audience, made after a performance by an actor playing a leading role, typically from the front of the stage with the curtains closed

indirect speech US English

Another term for reported speech.

reported speech US English

A speaker’s words reported in subordinate clauses governed by a reporting verb, with the required changes of person and tense (e.g., he said that he would go, based on I will go)

speech-impaired US English

Having a condition that makes it difficult to produce speech sounds correctly

speech therapy US English

Training to help people with speech and language problems to speak more clearly

part of speech US English

A category to which a word is assigned in accordance with its syntactic functions. In English the main parts of speech are noun, pronoun, adjective, determiner, verb, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection

secondhand speech US English

Conversation on a cellular phone that is overheard by people nearby

speech community US English

A group of people sharing a common language or dialect

speech pathology US English

The study and treatment of speech and language problems

speech recognition US English

The ability of a computer to identify and respond to the sounds produced in human speech

speech synthesizer US English

A machine that generates spoken language on the basis of written input

figure of speech US English

A word or phrase used in a nonliteral sense to add rhetorical force to a spoken or written passage

freedom of speech US English

The right to express any opinions without censorship or restraint

free speech in freedom of speech US English

The right to express any opinions without censorship or restraint

speech area in speech center US English

A region of the brain involved in the comprehension or production of speech

figure of speech in figure US English

A word or phrase used in a nonliteral sense to add rhetorical force to a spoken or written passage

speechwriter US English

A person employed to write speeches for others to deliver

speechreading US English

Lip-reading


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