Share this entry

Share this page

speak up

Definition of speak up in English:

Speak more loudly: We can’t hear you. Speak up!
More example sentences
  • The man sitting behind them leaned over and said: ‘Do you mind speaking up a bit?’
  • At one point the jury had to send a note to the judge to ask him to speak up, and he was the closest person to it.
  • Speak up? What a notion, coming as I did from the land of "Sit down, Francine" and "Be quiet, Francine".
Synonyms
speak (more) loudly, speak out, speak clearly, raise one's voice, shout, yell, bellow, call at the top of one's voice
North American informal holler
See parent entry: speak

Definition of speak up in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtenəbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure