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Meaning of "visible speech" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF VISIBLE SPEECH

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VISIBLE SPEECH

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

visible speech

Visible Speech

Visible Speech is the writing system used by Alexander Melville Bell, who was known internationally as a teacher of speech and proper elocution and an author of books on the subject. The system is composed of symbols that show the position and movement of the throat, tongue, and lips as they produce the sounds of language, and it is a type of phonetic notation. The system was used to aid the deaf in learning to speak. In 1864 Melville promoted his first works on Visible Speech, in order to help the deaf both learn and improve upon their speech. To help promote the language, Bell created two written short forms using his system of 29 modifiers and tones, 52 consonants, 36 vowels and a dozen diphthongs: they were named World English, which was similar to the International Phonetic Alphabet, and also Line Writing, used as a shorthand form for stenographers. Melville's works on Visible Speech became highly notable, and were described by Édouard Seguin as being "...a greater invention than the telephone by his son, Alexander Graham Bell". Melville saw numerous applications for his invention, including its worldwide use as a universal language.

Definition of visible speech in the English dictionary

The definition of visible speech in the dictionary is a system of phonetic notation invented by Alexander Melville Bell that utilized symbols based on the schematic representation of the articulations used for each speech sound.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VISIBLE SPEECH

visibility
visible
visible balance
visible exports
visible horizon
visible imports
visible light
visible panty line
visible radiation
visibleness
visibly
visier
Visigoth
Visigothic
visile
visiogenic
vision
vision mixer
vision mixing
visional

WORDS THAT END LIKE VISIBLE SPEECH

acceptance speech
beech
budget speech
curtain speech
deaf without speech
direct 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

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

SYNONYMS

Translation of «visible speech» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VISIBLE SPEECH

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

Translator English - Chinese

可见的讲话
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

discurso visible
570 millions of speakers

English

visible speech
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दिखाई भाषण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كلمة مرئية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

видно речи
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

discurso visível
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দৃশ্যমান বক্তব্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

discours visible
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ucapan yang boleh dilihat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sichtbare Sprache
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

目に見えるスピーチ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

볼 연설
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Katon wicara
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bài phát biểu có thể nhìn thấy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காணக்கூடிய பேச்சு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दृश्यमान भाषण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Görünür konuşma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

discorso visibile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

widoczne mowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

видно промови
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

discurs vizibil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ορατό ομιλία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sigbare spraak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

synlig tal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

synlig tale
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of visible speech

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VISIBLE SPEECH»

The term «visible speech» is used very little and occupies the 154.887 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VISIBLE SPEECH» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VISIBLE SPEECH»

Discover the use of visible speech in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to visible speech and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Visible speech: a new fact demonstrated
The Universal Alphabet of " Visible Speech" furnishes a " sound bridge from language to language, or from no speech to speech."* By means of this exactly phonic writing, learners of foreign tongues will pronounce them, at sight, precisely as ...
Alexander Melville Bell, 1865
2
English Visible Speech in Twelve Lessons: Illustrated... - ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Alexander Melville Bell, 2013
3
Visible speech: the science of universal alphabetics. Inaug. ed
Modulated Whisper, Application of Visible Speech to Languages. Tho Elementary Sounds of Languages, Letter- Value of the Principal Consonant Symbols, Letter- Value of the Principal Symbols for Vowels and Glides, Modes of Teaching the ...
Alexander Melville Bell, 1867
4
English Visible Speech and Its Typography Elucidated...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Alexander Melville Bell, 2012
5
Eurythmy as Visible Speech: Fifteen Lectures Given at ...
These lectures form the fundamental course on speech eurythmy where Steiner, building on what had been developed in the previous 12 years, deepens and develops further this new art.
Rudolf Steiner, 1984
6
Visible Speech Charts
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Alexander Melville Bell, 2011
7
Popular Manual of Vocal Physiology and Visible Speech
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Alexander Melville Bell, 2011
8
Bell: Alexander Graham Bell and the Conquest of Solitude
In the summer of 1867 Alexander Melville Bell had at last published the " Inaugural Edition" of Visible Speech: The Science of Universal Alpha- betics. Early in 1868 Alexander Ellis sent his American friend Haldeman a copy. "You will find Bell's ...
Robert V. Bruce, 1990
9
Advances in Natural Multimodal Dialogue Systems
For individuals with severe or profound hear- loss, understanding visible speech can make the difference in effectively (lmunicating orally with others or a life of relative isolation from oral soci- [Trychin, 1997]. 3ur persistent goal has been to ...
Jan van Kuppevelt, Laila Dybkjær, Niels Ole Bernsen, 2006
10
The Handbook of Life-Span Development, Cognition, Biology, ...
and 85 years use facial articulatory information (visible speech), gestures, or both , when understanding language and whether they rely on this type of information more than younger adults (age range, 17-31 years). Older and younger adults ...
Richard M. Lerner, Willis F. Overton, 2010

4 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VISIBLE SPEECH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term visible speech is used in the context of the following news items.
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Study: Bilingual infants lip-​​read more than monolingual infants
This suggests that bilingual infants pick up on salient audiovisual speech cues ... audible and visible speech whenever they interact with their social partners.”. «News@Northeastern, Feb 15»
2
Visible Language Book and lyrics by Mary Resing
The creators of Visible Language, an original, bilingual musical co-produced by ... one Helen Keller, to speak in just a week using the “Visible Speech” system ... «Washington City Paper, Oct 14»
3
'Visible Language' captures the historic dispute in DC over how to …
Bell's father, on the other hand, had been a teacher of elocution who developed Visible Speech, a system that broke speech down into elementary sounds and ... «Washington Post, Oct 14»
4
Alexander Graham Bell
His education was largely received through numerous experiments in sound and the furthering of his father's work on Visible Speech for the deaf. Bell worked ... «Biography, Sep 11»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Visible speech [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/visible-speech>. Aug 2021 ».
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