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I always wanted to be an actor, but with a speech impediment it's kind of tough. I decided to roll the dice and take an acting class, which was very, very nerve-wracking... my stomach would just be in knots.
Nicholas Brendon

Meaning of "speech" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SPEECH

Old English spēc; related to specan to speak.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SPEECH

speech  [spiːtʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPEECH

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

speech

Speech

Speech is the vocalized form of human communication. It is based upon the syntactic combination of lexicals and names that are drawn from very large vocabularies. Each spoken word is created out of the phonetic combination of a limited set of vowel and consonant speech sound units. These vocabularies, the syntax which structures them, and their set of speech sound units differ, creating the existence of many thousands of different types of mutually unintelligible human languages. Most human speakers are able to communicate in two or more of them, hence being polyglots. The vocal abilities that enable humans to produce speech also provide humans with the ability to sing. A gestural form of human communication exists for the deaf in the form of sign language. Speech in some cultures has become the basis of a written language, often one that differs in its vocabulary, syntax and phonetics from its associated spoken one, a situation called diglossia. Speech in addition to its use in communication, it is suggested by some psychologists such as Vygotsky is internally used by mental processes to enhance and organize cognition in the form of an interior monologue.

Definition of speech in the English dictionary

The first definition of speech in the dictionary is the act or faculty of speaking, esp as possessed by persons. Other definition of speech is that which is spoken; utterance. Speech is also a talk or address delivered to an audience.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH 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
reech
riːtʃ
screech
skriːtʃ
teach
tiːtʃ
Wisbech
ˈwɪzbiːtʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPEECH

sped along
speech act
speech bubble
speech clinic
speech community
speech day
speech defect
speech difficulty
speech disorder
speech from the throne
speech impediment
speech maker
speech making
speech organ
speech recognition
speech sound
speech synthesis
speech synthesiser
speech synthesizer
speech therapist

WORDS THAT END LIKE 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
keynote speech
King´s speech
maiden speech
part of speech
Queen´s speech
reported speech
stump speech
visible speech

Synonyms and antonyms of speech in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SPEECH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «speech» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of speech

Translation of «speech» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPEECH

Find out the translation of speech to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of 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 «speech» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

发言
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

habla
570 millions of speakers

English

speech
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भाषण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خِطَاب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

речь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

discurso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বক্তৃতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

discours
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ucapan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sprechen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

言葉
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wicara
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khả năng nói
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பேச்சு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भाषण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

konuşma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

discorso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przemówienie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

промова
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vorbire
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ομιλία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

toespraak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tale
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of speech

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPEECH»

The term «speech» is very widely used and occupies the 4.670 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPEECH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «speech» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «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 speech

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10 QUOTES WITH «SPEECH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word speech.
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Greg Abbott
I typically start out almost every speech I give making some kind of joke about me being in a wheelchair.
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Kate Adie
I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty, freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism.
3
Shawn Amos
Depending on your political orientation, the Dixie Chicks are either the great defenders of free speech or American traitors.
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Kenneth Anger
I've never made a film using dialogue or speech.
5
Nicholas Brendon
I always wanted to be an actor, but with a speech impediment it's kind of tough. I decided to roll the dice and take an acting class, which was very, very nerve-wracking... my stomach would just be in knots.
6
Norman O. Brown
Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence.
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Anthony Browne
The first things I remember drawing were battles - big sheets of paper covered in terrible scenes of carnage - though when you looked closely, there were little jokes and speech bubbles and odd things going on in the background.
8
Patrick Chappatte
We need to defend absolutely the freedom of speech.
9
Larry Craig
Laws protecting the United States flag do not cut away at the freedom of speech guaranteed in the First Amendment... Congress made this position clear upon passage of the Flag Protection Act of 1989, which prohibited desecration of the flag.
10
Stockwell Day
I believe in freedom of speech, but I believe we should also have the right to comment on freedom of speech.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPEECH»

Discover the use of speech in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to speech and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Speech Technology: Theory and Applications
One of the goals in this book is to emphasize the application. Userexperience, human factors and usability issues are the focus in this book.
Fang Chen, Kristiina Jokinen, 2010
2
Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems
In this revised new edition of Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems, speech-language pathologist Patricia Hamaguchi-who has been helping children overcome problems like these for more than thirty years-answers your questions ...
Patricia McAleer Hamaguchi, 2010
3
Introduction to Digital Speech Processing
It serves as an invaluable reference for students embarking on speech research as well as the experienced researcher already working in the field, who can utilize the book as a reference guide.
Lawrence R. Rabiner, Ronald W. Schafer, 2007
4
Automatic Speech Recognition: The Development of the SPHINX ...
Speech Recognition has a long history of being one of the difficult problems in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science.
Kai-Fu Lee, 1989
5
Statistical Methods for Speech Recognition
This book reflects decades of important research on the mathematical foundations ofspeech recognition.
Frederick Jelinek, 1997
6
Speech: A Special Code
This volume brings together a carefully edited collecton of twenty-three of their most important research articles, along with an introduction by Liberman that charts the progress of the research -- the errors as well as the hits -- over ...
Alvin Meyer Liberman, 1996
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Readings in Speech Recognition
Each chapter includes an introduction to the papers that highlights the major insights or needs that have motivated an approach to a problem and describes the commonalities and differences of that approach to others in the book.
Alex Waibel, Kai-Fu Lee, 1990
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Clinical Management of Sensorimotor Speech Disorders
This book provides a solid foundation in the conceptual framework essential for classifying and differentiating disorders according to clinical categories.
Malcolm R. McNeil, 2011
9
Computer Speech: Recognition, Compression, Synthesis
With Introduction to Hearing and Signal Analysis and a Glossary of Speech and Computer Terms
Manfred R. Schroeder, 2004
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Acquired Speech and Language Disorders
This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the neurological basis of both the clinically recognised forms of aphasia and the various motor speech disorders, in both children and adults.
Bruce E. Murdoch, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPEECH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term speech is used in the context of the following news items.
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Clinton speech react: 'Is that it'
NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton gave a big economics speech here on Monday, and the snap reaction among Wall Street investors, economists and ardent ... «Politico, Jul 15»
2
Transcript of Netanyahu's Speech to Congress
I know that my speech has been the subject of much controversy. I deeply regret that some perceive my being here as political. That was never my intention. «New York Times, Mar 15»
3
58 members of Congress skipped Netanyahu's speech
Washington (CNN) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday further strained an already tense relationship ... «CNN, Feb 15»
4
Dem boycott of Netanyahu speech grows
More than a dozen congressional Democrats say they plan to skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress amid ... «The Hill, Feb 15»
5
Can One Speech Change the World?
They recognize that no single speech can accomplish that—not even a State of the Union, with its historic hoopla, comprehensive coverage, and special status. «National Journal, Jan 15»
6
Transcript of President Obama's Jan. 17 speech on NSA reforms
President Obama delivered the following remarks on changes to National Security Agency programs Jan. 17 at the Justice Department in Washington. Transcript ... «Washington Post, Jan 14»
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FULL TRANSCRIPT: President Obama's speech on the 50th …
President Obama delivered the following remarks at the “Let Freedom Ring” ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on ... «Washington Post, Aug 13»
8
Obama's Economics Speech at Knox College
Following is a transcript of President Obama's speech in Galesburg, Ill., as provided by the White House. Mr. OBAMA: Hello, Galesburg! (Applause.) Well, it's ... «New York Times, Jul 13»
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Remarks by President Obama at the Brandenburg Gate -- Berlin …
The last thing they want to do is to listen to another speech from me. (Laughter.) So they're out experiencing the beauty and the history of Berlin. And this history ... «The White House, Jun 13»
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Obama's speech highlights rise of 3-D printing
The burgeoning field of 3-D printing got a big boost Tuesday night when President Obama highlighted it as something that could fuel new high-tech jobs in the ... «CNN, Feb 13»

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