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Meaning of "direct speech" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DIRECT SPEECH

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DIRECT SPEECH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Direct speech is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DIRECT SPEECH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Direct speech

Direct or quoted speech is a sentence that reports speech or thought in its original form, as phrased by the original speaker. It is usually enclosed in quotation marks. The cited speaker is either mentioned in the inquit or implied.

Definition of direct speech in the English dictionary

The definition of direct speech in the dictionary is the reporting of what someone has said or written by quoting his exact words.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DIRECT SPEECH

direct evidence
direct grant school
direct hit
direct injection
direct input
direct labour
direct lighting
direct mail
direct marketing
direct memory access
direct method
direct motion
direct object
direct primary
direct question
direct rule
direct sales
direct selling
direct tax
direct taxation

WORDS THAT END LIKE DIRECT SPEECH

acceptance speech
beech
budget speech
curtain speech
deaf without speech
figure of speech
free speech
hate speech
indirect speech
keynote speech
King´s speech
leech
maiden speech
nonspeech
part of speech
Queen´s speech
reported speech
speech
stump speech
visible speech

Synonyms and antonyms of direct speech in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «direct speech» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DIRECT SPEECH

Find out the translation of direct speech to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of direct speech from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «direct speech» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

直接引语
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

discurso directo
570 millions of speakers

English

direct speech
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रत्यक्ष भाषण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خطاب مباشر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

прямая речь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

discurso direto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রত্যক্ষ উক্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

discours direct
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

ucapan langsung
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

direkte Rede
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

直接話法
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

직접 연설
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Langsung wicara
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bài phát biểu trực tiếp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நேரடி பேச்சு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थेट भाषण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

doğrudan konuşma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

discorso diretto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bezpośredni mowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пряма мова
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vorbire directă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άμεση ομιλία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

direkte rede
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

direkt tal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

direkte tale
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of direct speech

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DIRECT SPEECH»

The term «direct speech» is regularly used and occupies the 101.334 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DIRECT SPEECH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «direct speech» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «direct speech» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about direct speech

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DIRECT SPEECH»

Discover the use of direct speech in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to direct speech and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Direct and Indirect Speech
I would propose the following definition: any report of a model speech act by another speech act which reenacts the model speech act, is called direct reported speech (or in short, direct speech). Any report of a model speech act which merely ...
Florian Coulmas, 1986
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Grammar: A Student's Guide
Explanation A part of a sentence is in direct speech when it represents verbatim something uttered or written by someone (that is, in the reported speaker's very own words). Usually, parts of a sentence in direct speech are enclosed between  ...
James R. Hurford, 1994
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Speech Presentation in Homeric Epic
In this pathfinding study by contrast, Deborah Beck undertakes the first systematic examination of all the speeches presented in the Homeric poems to show that Homeric speech presentation is a unified system that includes both direct ...
Deborah Beck, 2012
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Direct Speech, Self-presentation and Communities of Practice
This book deals with speech representation in Greek adolescents' storytelling and investigates how members of different communities of practice present themselves and other characters as interactional protagonists through the stories they ...
Sofia Lampropoulou, 2014
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Corpora: Pragmatics and Discourse : Papers from the 29th ...
The main problem is that corpora are seldom annotated for direct speech, and if they are, the mark-up may be difficult to use. If there is no mark-up for direct speech, corpus query matches have to be categorized and sorted manually as being ...
Andreas H. Jucker, Daniel Schreier, Marianne Hundt, 2009
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Direct And Indirect Speech: English Speaking
What. is. Direct. and. Indirect. Speech. There are two ways to express what someone else has said. On this basis, sentences are of two types: sentences with Direct Speech, and sentences with Indirect Speech DIRECT SPEECH Direct Speech ...
Manik Joshi, 2014
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Studies in Hebrew and Aramatic Syntax: Presented to ...
On Direct Speech and the Hebrew Bible Gideon Goldenberg, Jerusalem Forms of direct and indirect speech and related constructions are of such prevalence and central importance in all levels of verbal expression that they command closer ...
Karel Jongeling, Hendrika Lena Murre-van den Berg, H. L. Murre-Van Den Berg, 1991
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The Iliad: A Commentary: Volume 5
portions in direct speech (7,057 verses, or 45.0% of the poem) have 454 (39.8%) of the hapaxes (including those in direct-speech similes), or i every 15.5 verses. Of the characters, Akhilleus has 80 hapaxes in 973 verses (1 every 12.2 verses);  ...
Mark W. Edwards, G. S. Kirk, 1991
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Tips & Trik Sukses UN B Ingg SMA
DIRECT AND INDIRECT SPEECH (Kalimat Langsung dan Tidak Langsung) IRECT AND INDIRECT SPEECH: STATEMENTS 17 Ada beberapa hal yang harus diingat dalam mengubah direct speech menjadi indirect speech, yakni seperti ...
Silvester Goridus Sukur
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Jacques Derrida: Opening Lines
Now, in direct speech, two expressions having the same reference may be substituted for each other without changing the truth value of the sentence (if something can be truly said of the referent with one expression, it can be so using the ...
Marian Hobson, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DIRECT SPEECH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term direct speech is used in the context of the following news items.
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EP groups express starkly different opinions about Latvia's EU …
Direct speech · Round Table · Education and Science · Economic History · Forums · Book review · Archive · Tulenev's Art Studio. Search site ... «The Baltic Course, Jul 15»
2
Redefined for the digital age: a dictionary of refreshed words
While in the UK messaging has moved towards eclipsing direct speech as our main form of daily communication, we are simultaneously finding ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Chris Christie to announce his presidential bid on June 30: Chris …
Christie is well-known for his direct speech and an ability to connect with voters, but his temper has caused some Republicans to question his ... «cleveland.com, Jun 15»
4
An Oak Tree 'Has Grief, Guilt And Hyperreality' — Review
... inaudibly (to the audience) through a set of headphones, and direct speech: “Are you nervous? Say yes”. Of course, the performer says yes. «Londonist, Jun 15»
5
Julia Gillard was warned: promote Bill Shorten to industrial relations …
"Ah well, I'm a person given often to fairly direct speech and it's pretty disappointing when you have the concerted opposition of a couple of ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jun 15»
6
Malaysians find a CHAMPION in Johor Crown Prince as Najib turns …
Thanks to the on-line news portals' lead time advantage in reporting and quoting direct speech (which the government unfortunately repeatedly ... «Malaysia Chronicle, Jun 15»
7
Social workers probed, trial hears
It was alleged she told him to remove leading questions and put some of the apparent claims by children into direct speech in order to comply ... «Newmarket Journal, Jun 15»
8
Academy award winner delivers powerful speech to college graduates
The Godfather and Raging Bull icon, Robert De Niro gave a very direct speech during the New York University's Tisch School for the Arts ... «Catholic Online, May 15»
9
Breaking point: is the writing on the wall for the paragraph?
... a short episode in a narrative, a single piece of direct speech, etc” (OED); “a connected series of sentences constituting the development of a ... «The Guardian, May 15»
10
'Mr. Turner' Is a Film as a Canvas
Turner's terse but direct speech that captures the brutality of the painting contrasts dramatically with Ruskin's loquacious observation that ... «PopMatters, May 15»

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