Definitions for: Speaking


[n] the utterance of intelligible speech
[n] delivering an address to a public audience; "people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking"



Webster (1913) Definition: Speak"ing, a.
1. Uttering speech; used for conveying speech; as, man is a
speaking animal; a speaking tube.

2. Seeming to be capable of speech; hence, lifelike; as, a
speaking likeness.

A speaking acquaintance, a slight acquaintance with a
person, or one which merely permits the exchange of
salutations and remarks on indifferent subjects.

Speaking trumpet, an instrument somewhat resembling a
trumpet, by which the sound of the human voice may be so
intensified as to be conveyed to a great distance.

Speaking tube, a tube for conveying speech, especially from
one room to another at a distance.

To be on speaking terms, to be slightly acquainted.

Synonyms: oral presentation, public speaking, speech production, speechmaking

See Also: address, debate, disputation, public debate, reading, recital, recitation, speech, susurration, utterance, vocalization, whisper, whispering

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