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speech

Pronunciation: /spiːtʃ/

Translation of speech in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (act) habla (feminine (with masculine article in the singular)) we communicate through speech nos comunicamos mediante el habla freedom of speech libertad (feminine) de expresión or de palabra 1.2 uncountable/no numerable (faculty) habla (feminine (with masculine article in the singular)) to recover one's speech recuperar el habla to lose the power of speech perder* el habla
    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.
    1.3 uncountable/no numerable (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 u and c (language, dialect) habla (feminine (with masculine article in the singular)) in casual speech en el habla coloquial (before noun/delante del nombre) a speech community una comunidad lingüística
  • 2 countable/numerable 2.1 (oration) discurso (masculine), alocución (feminine) [formal] the Queen's/King's speech[ discurso pronunciado por el monarca en el que se detallan los planes del Gobierno ] speech! speech! [humorous/humorístico] ¡que hable! ¡que hable! to make o [formal] deliver a speech (on o about sth) dar* or [formal] pronunciar un discurso (sobre or acerca de algo) 2.2 [Theater/Teatro] parlamento (masculine)
    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.
    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..
  • 3 [Linguistics/Lingüística] direct/indirect o reported speech estilo (masculine) or discurso (masculine) directo/indirecto

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The current Spanish Constitution (Constitución Española) was approved in the Cortes Generales in December 1978. It describes Spain as a parliamentary monarchy, gives sovereign power to the people through universal suffrage, recognizes the plurality of religions, and transfers responsibility for defense from the armed forces to the government. The Constitution was generally well received, except in the Basque Country, whose desire for independence it did not satisfy. It is considered to have facilitated the successful transition from dictatorship to democracy.