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American English: /spitʃ/
British English: /spiːtʃ/

Translation of speech in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 uncountable (act) we communicate through speech
    nos comunicamos mediante el habla
    freedom of speech
    libertad (feminine) de expresión or de palabra
    Example sentences
    • I'd long since lost the ability to understand human speech.
    • Their research could have implications for discovering how the developing brain processes sound and speech.
    • One of the most compelling is the marked improvement of our ability to understand speech if we can observe the speaker's lips moving.
    1.2 uncountable (faculty) to recover one's speech
    recuperar el habla
    to lose the power of speech
    perder el habla
    1.3 uncountable (manner of speaking)
    forma (feminine) de hablar
    Example sentences
    • Each has an idiosyncratic style of dress and speech.
    • She had an excellent ear for accents and individual styles of speech, but otherwise did not alter her voice drastically.
    • His soothing, mannered style of speech and genuine affection for his film kept my attention throughout the duration of the commentary.
    1.4 uncountable and countable (language, dialect) in casual speech
    en el habla coloquial
    (before noun) a speech community
    una comunidad lingüística
  • 2 countable 2.1 (oration) the Queen's/King's speech
    (discurso pronunciado por el monarca en el que se detallan los planes del Gobierno)
    speech! speech! [humorous]
    ¡que hable! ¡que hable!
    to make or [formal] deliver a speech (on or about something)
    dar un discurso (sobre or acerca de algo)
    Example sentences
    • The manner in which he conducted branch meetings or indeed his professionalism in his delivery of addresses and speeches at formal functions would be sadly missed.
    • Formal speeches were delivered at the main gate but were drowned out by a low flying army helicopter.
    • At 81, he can get the full attention of an audience while delivering a speech or singing a song..
    2.2 (Theatre)
    Example sentences
    • Other cassettes sport Agatha Christie tales and one cassette in particular is all about the great speeches by famous characters in various Shakespearean plays.
    • And then in the middle of my long speech I forgot my lines.
  • 3 (Linguistics)direct/indirect or reported speech
    estilo (masculine) directo/indirecto
    discurso (masculine) directo/indirecto
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