speaker: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (spē'kur), [key]
  1. a person who speaks.
  2. a person who speaks formally before an audience; lecturer; orator.
  3. (usually cap.) the presiding officer of the U.S. House of Representatives, the British House of Commons, or other such legislative assembly.
  4. Also calledan electroacoustic device, often housed in a cabinet, that is connected as a component in an audio system, its function being to make speech or music audible.
  5. a book of selections for practice in declamation.
  6. See(defs. 9, 10).


Pronunciation: (spē'kur), [key]
  1. 1888–1958, U.S. baseball player.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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