Synonyms of speech


1. address, speech, speech act

usage: the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"

2. speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communication, auditory communication

usage: (language) communication by word of mouth; "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"

3. speech, utterance, vocalization

usage: something spoken; "he could hear them uttering merry speeches"

4. speech, speaking, speech production

usage: the exchange of spoken words; "they were perfectly comfortable together without speech"

5. manner of speaking, speech, delivery, expressive style, style

usage: your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally; "his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"; "her speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight accent in his speech"

6. lecture, speech, talking to, rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand

usage: a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"

7. actor's line, speech, words, line

usage: words making up the dialogue of a play; "the actor forgot his speech"

8. language, speech, faculty, mental faculty, module

usage: the mental faculty or power of vocal communication; "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"

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