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speaker

Pronunciation: /ˈspiːkər; ˈspiːkə(r)/

Translation of speaker in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (person who speaks) all eyes turned to the speaker todas las miradas se volvieron hacia quien hablaba
    Example sentences
    • This has the effect of distancing the speaker from the hearer.
    • The closeness between the two speakers gave their following conversation a clandestine air.
    • The underlying system of rules also enables the hearer to understand what the speaker said.
    1.2 (in public) orador, (masculine, feminine) he's a good speaker es muy buen orador
    Example sentences
    • In a majority of the lectures, speakers focused on the historical circumstances of photography that have led to its current state.
    • Guest speakers include David Ledsham, lecturer in art and design at the University of Ulster, and John Wood from Goldsmiths College in London.
    • In 1962 he was a guest speaker at Cambridge's University Indian Society.
    1.3 (of language) hablante (masculine and feminine) a native speaker of Spanish, a Spanish native speaker un hablante nativo de español, un hispanohablante
    Example sentences
    • What marks a proficient second or foreign language speaker is their command of idioms and other fixed expressions.
    • The intermarriage of Bantu language speakers with the Khoe and San peoples gave rise to new varieties of languages such as Xhosa.
    • A native Marathi speaker, Bal keeps a bound volume of Ramdas open on his table.
    1.4 [Politics/Política] (presiding officer) presidente, (masculine, feminine) Mr Speaker Señor Presidente Madam Speaker Señora Presidente
    Example sentences
    • President Delaney, the Speaker of the House, and a bevy of civilian and military officials sat silently as the count slowly approached zero.
    • Russell is a policy analyst for the Office of the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives.
    • Three years later he became the first Speaker of the new House of Assembly and held that position until he retired in October 1880.

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