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speak British & World English

Say something in order to convey information or to express a feeling

-speak British & World English

Forming nouns denoting a manner of speaking, characteristic of a specified field or group

speak English Thesaurus

she refused to speak about the incident

talk in riddles British & World English

Express oneself in an ambiguous or puzzling manner

speak out British & World English

Express one’s opinions frankly and publicly

speak up British & World English

Speak more loudly

speak volumes British & World English

(Of a gesture, circumstance, etc.) convey a great deal without using words

speak ill of British & World English

Say (or think) something critical about (someone)

so to speak British & World English

Used to highlight the fact that one is describing something in an unusual or metaphorical way

speak up for British & World English

Speak in support of

management-speak British & World English

Language regarded as characteristic of that used by managers in business, especially in being needlessly complex or filled with jargon

speak well of British & World English

Praise (or criticize)

—— to speak of British & World English

Used to indicate that there is so little of something that it is hardly worth mentioning

not to speak of British & World English

Used in introducing a further factor to be considered

speak for oneself British & World English

Give one’s own opinions

speak for yourself British & World English

Used to tell someone that an opinion they have expressed is not shared by oneself

speak in tongues British & World English

Speak in an unknown language during religious worship, regarded as one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2)

speak one's mind British & World English

Express one’s opinions frankly

speak of the devil British & World English

Said when a person appears just after being mentioned

speak out of turn British & World English

Speak in a tactless way

speak the same language British & World English

Understand one another as a result of shared opinions or values

—— to speak of in speak British & World English

Used to indicate that there is so little of something that it is hardly worth mentioning

actions speak louder than words British & World English

What someone actually does means more than what they say they will do

so to speak in so1 British & World English

Used to highlight the fact that one is describing something in an unusual or metaphorical way

misspeak British & World English

Express oneself in an insufficiently clear or accurate way

doublespeak British & World English

Deliberately euphemistic, ambiguous, or obscure language

leet2 British & World English

An informal language or code used on the Internet, in which standard letters are often replaced by numerals or special characters

speakeasy British & World English

(In the US during Prohibition) an illicit liquor shop or drinking club

technospeak British & World English

Another term for technobabble.

speak up in speak English Thesaurus

you'll have to speak up to be heard

speak for in speak English Thesaurus

the MP who speaks for the Liberal Democrats on education

not to speak of in speak British & World English

Used in introducing a further factor to be considered

speak for yourself in speak British & World English

Used to tell someone that an opinion they have expressed is not shared by oneself

speak of the devil in devil British & World English

Said when a person appears just after being mentioned

speak or think ill of in ill British & World English

Say (or think) something critical about (someone)

so to speak or say in so1 British & World English

Used to highlight the fact that one is describing something in an unusual or metaphorical way

speak volumes in speak British & World English

(Of a gesture, circumstance, etc.) convey a great deal without using words

speak ill of in ill English Thesaurus

nobody wants to speak ill of the dead

speak out/up in speak English Thesaurus

women have been speaking out on this issue for some time

speak one's mind in speak British & World English

Express one’s opinions frankly

speak in tongues in speak British & World English

Speak in an unknown language during religious worship, regarded as one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2)

actions speak louder than words in action British & World English

What someone actually does means more than what they say they will do

speak or talk of the devil in devil British & World English

Said when a person appears just after being mentioned


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