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Synonyms for speech

Synonyms for speech

the faculty, act, or product of speaking

a usually formal oral communication to an audience

a system of terms used by a people sharing a history and culture

Synonyms for speech

something spoken

the exchange of spoken words

words making up the dialogue of a play

the mental faculty or power of vocal communication

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Later, Bell ventured to confide to Hubbard his wild dream of sending speech over an electric wire, but Hubbard laughed him to scorn.
He forgot his musical telegraph, his "Visible Speech," his classes, his poverty.
Form and style, manners and easy speech became suddenly stripped of their significance to her.
A squabble of human speech followed, of which Jerry knew no word but of which he sensed the significance.
He talked only when he had to, and then his speech was like his walk to the table, filled with jerks and halts as he groped in his polyglot vocabulary for words, debating over words he knew were fit but which he feared he could not pronounce, rejecting other words he knew would not be understood or would be raw and harsh.
At times he shocked them with the vividness of the narrative and his terms of speech, but beauty always followed fast upon the heels of violence, and tragedy was relieved by humor, by interpretations of the strange twists and quirks of sailors' minds.
Look at the clock, gentlemen," he said; "and limit my speech to an interval of ten minutes.
A conspiracy between speech and action to cheat the
On such occasions, as in his first speech in the impeachment of Hastings, he was irresistible.
He set forth, in a long speech, the many iniquities of which Jones had been guilty, particularly those which this day had brought to light; and concluded by telling him, "That unless he could clear himself of the charge, he was resolved to banish him his sight for ever.
Utterance have I become altogether, and the brawling of a brook from high rocks: downward into the valleys will I hurl my speech.
But it would seem that writing nowhere began as an attempt to represent speech it began as a direct pictorial representation of what was to be expressed.
Your father, too, was a man of learning as befitted his position; no man more plausibly conducted school; nor had he the manner or the speech of a common dominie; but (as ye will yourself remember) I took aye a pleasure to have him to the manse to meet the gentry; and those of my own house, Campbell of Kilrennet, Campbell of Dunswire, Campbell of Minch, and others, all well-kenned gentlemen, had pleasure in his society.
Thinking over what he would say, he somewhat regretted that he should have to use his time and mental powers for domestic consumption, with so little to show for it, but, in spite of that, the form and contents of the speech before him shaped itself as clearly and distinctly in his head as a ministerial report.
He is always on the point of making a speech, although he never does it.