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Whether it has been supporting Corby's new free school, or fighting for the truth on the Cube overspend and land development deals, or striving to protect the East Northamptonshire countryside, in my work as the local MP I have always been struck, as I said in my maiden speech, by the pride people have in our area.
Louise Mensch

Meaning of "maiden speech" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MAIDEN SPEECH

maiden speech  [ˈmeɪdən spiːtʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MAIDEN SPEECH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Maiden 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 MAIDEN SPEECH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Maiden speech

A maiden speech is the first speech given by a newly elected or appointed member of a legislature or parliament. Traditions surrounding maiden speeches vary from country to country. In many Westminster system governments, there is a convention that maiden speeches should be relatively uncontroversial, often consisting of a general statement of the politician's beliefs and background rather than a partisan comment on a current topic. This convention is not always followed, however; for example the maiden speeches of Pauline Hanson in the Australian House of Representatives and Richard Nixon in the United States House of Representatives broke the tradition. Margaret Thatcher's maiden speech was the successful introduction of the Public Bodies Act 1960. There is also a strong convention in some countries that maiden speeches should not be subjected to interruption or interjection and should not be attacked or dismissed by subsequent speakers. Another convention in the UK House of Commons is that a Member of Parliament will include tribute in a maiden speech to previous incumbents of their seat.

Definition of maiden speech in the English dictionary

The definition of maiden speech in the dictionary is the first speech that a politician makes in parliament after becoming a member of it.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MAIDEN SPEECH


beach
biːtʃ
beech
biːtʃ
bleach
bliːtʃ
breach
briːtʃ
breech
briːtʃ
each
iːtʃ
eche
iːtʃ
impeach
ɪmˈpiːtʃ
leach
liːtʃ
leech
liːtʃ
nonspeech
ˌnɒnˈspiːtʃ
outreach
ˌaʊtˈriːtʃ
overreach
ˌəʊvəˈriːtʃ
peach
piːtʃ
preach
priːtʃ
reach
riːtʃ
screech
skriːtʃ
speech
spiːtʃ
teach
tiːtʃ
Wisbech
ˈwɪzbiːtʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MAIDEN SPEECH

maid of honour
maid service
maidan
maiden
maiden aunt
maiden lady
maiden name
maiden over
maiden pink
maiden voyage
maiden-like
maidenhair
maidenhair fern
maidenhair tree
maidenhead
maidenhood
maidenish
maidenliness
maidenly
maidenweed

WORDS THAT END LIKE MAIDEN SPEECH

acceptance speech
beseech
budget speech
copper beech
curtain speech
deaf without speech
direct speech
figure of speech
fleech
free speech
hate speech
indirect speech
keech
keynote speech
King´s speech
part of speech
Queen´s speech
reported speech
stump speech
visible speech

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

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Translation of «maiden speech» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MAIDEN SPEECH

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The translations of maiden 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 «maiden speech» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

少女讲话
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

primer discurso
570 millions of speakers

English

maiden speech
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रथम भाषण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أول خطاب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

первая речь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

primeiro discurso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রথম বক্তৃতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

premier discours
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ucapan sulung
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Antrittsrede
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

処女演説
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

처녀 연설
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wicara sepisanan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bài diển văn đầu tiên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முதல் பேச்சு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रथम भाषण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kızlık konuşma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

primo discorso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

panieńskie mowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перша мова
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

discursul inaugural
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παρθενική ομιλία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

eerste toespraak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

jungfrutal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

maiden tale
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of maiden speech

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MAIDEN SPEECH»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MAIDEN SPEECH» OVER TIME

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

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QUOTES WITH «MAIDEN SPEECH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word maiden speech.
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Louise Mensch
Whether it has been supporting Corby's new free school, or fighting for the truth on the Cube overspend and land development deals, or striving to protect the East Northamptonshire countryside, in my work as the local MP I have always been struck, as I said in my maiden speech, by the pride people have in our area.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MAIDEN SPEECH»

Discover the use of maiden speech in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to maiden speech and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Maiden speech
Maiden Speech is the debut collection from a witty new poet, Eleanor Brown, who writes powerfully of love, and hilariously of love's pitfalls.
Eleanor Brown, 1996
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Oratory in Action
As this chapter by Christopher Smith shows, it was by means of carefully managed display that F. E. Smith (the future Earl of Birkenhead) achieved his celebrated success in the maiden speech he delivered in 1906. Already a distinguished ...
Michael Edwards, Christopher Reid, 2004
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms
... maiden lady (formal) a middle-aged or elderly unmarried woman: She was a very respectable maiden lady who bred budgerigars. a maiden speech (esp Brit) a Member of Parliament's first speech: He made a memorable maiden speech to  ...
Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz, 1993
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Congressional Record, V. 149, PT. 4, February 25, 2003 to ...
I will have an opportunity to give my maiden speech, though obviously I have spoken on the floor before. I thought this was an important maiden speech. This was the first of the speeches of the new Senators of the 108th, and I think it was the ...
U S Congress, 2006
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Ministerial Careers and Accountability in the Australian ...
The linguistic variables were derived from a computer-aided text analysis of the maiden speech of each individual parliamentarian in the samples. The idea of using maiden speeches is based on the assumption that there is a quality that leads ...
Keith M. Dowding, Chris Lewis, 2012
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LIFE
Above right, she enters the House of Commons to be sworn in, and to give her very dramatic maiden speech. Last week in London a girl barely five feet tall, with long brown hair and a new blue dress bought specially for the occasion, rose ...
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Kenya National Assembly Official Record (Hansard)
The Assistant Minister for Public Works (Mr. Wathika): Madam Temporary Deputy Speaker, I am making my maiden speech. I do not think I should be interrupted. The Temporary Deputy Speaker (Prof. Kamar): Thank you for reminding us, Mr.
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Kenya National Assembly Official Record (Hansard)
The Assistant Minister for Public Works (Mr. Wathika): Madam Temporary Deputy Speaker, I am making my maiden speech. I do not think I should be interrupted. The Temporary Deputy Speaker (Prof. Kamar): Thank you for reminding us, Mr.
9
Churchill as Peacemaker
Indeed, even in the maiden speech itself, hints of disapproval at actions of soldiers in South Africa surfaced: farm burning received a tantalizing brief mention and there was criticism of the way British officers, whom he regarded as the best ...
James W. Muller, 2003
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A History of the Four Georges and of William IV (Complete)
A studyof the historyof the House of Commons will, however, make it clear,that there is little guarantee, little omen even, for thefuture success of a speaker inthewelcome given to his maiden speech. Over and over againhas some new member ...
Justin McCarthy

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MAIDEN SPEECH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term maiden speech is used in the context of the following news items.
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New West Dunbartonshire MP praises constituency in his maiden
He made his maiden speech during an emergency session on the UK government's EVEL – English votes for English laws – proposals. «Scottish Daily Record, Jul 15»
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Mhairi Black's maiden speech tops 10m online views - BBC News
SNP Westminster Leader Angus Robertson said: "Mhairi's outstanding maiden speech was principled and passionate. She is without a doubt a ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
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VIDEO: Westminster's youngest MP's inspirational maiden speech
The maiden speech by Westminster's youngest MP Mhairi Black has racked up more than 10 million online views. «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
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Mhairi Black maiden speech viewed almost 11m times so far
THE maiden speech by the SNP's Mhairi Black, which was praised for its power and sincerity across the political spectrum, has now been viewed almost 11 ... «Herald Scotland, Jul 15»
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David Warburton: I emerge unscathed from terror of maiden speech
With all this in mind, this week I troubled the House with my maiden speech. The Chamber's far smaller and more intimate than it seems on the ... «Frome Standard, Jul 15»
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The SNP's Westminster MPs: canny, targeted and on their toes …
The SNP's 20-year-old MP Mhairi Black makes her maiden speech in the House of Commons on 14 July. Photograph: BBC. Libby Brooks ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Scilly's New MP Makes Maiden Speech In Commons
Scilly's new MP has used his maiden speech in the House of Commons to highlight the poor pay in his constituency and to call for better ... «ScillyToday, Jul 15»
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Linlithgow and East Falkirk MP Martyn Day makes maiden speech
Martyn Day, Member of Parliament for Linlithgow and East Falkirk, made his maiden speech during a historic budget debate in the House of ... «Scottish Daily Record, Jul 15»
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MP McDonald makes maiden speech
It has become somewhat of a tradition for new Members of Parliament to do a couple of things during their maiden speech: firstly, they should ... «Cumbernauld Media, Jul 15»
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Marion Fellows is last of the SNP's 56 MPs to give maiden speech
THE last of the SNP's 56 MPs delivered her maiden speech in the House of Commons yesterday. Marion Fellows, who represents Motherwell ... «The National, Jul 15»

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