Definition of 'speaker'
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From the point of view of a conference speaker it makes perfect sense. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She wanted to be a motivational speaker. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He became a regular speaker at these meetings for nearly a decade. Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)We have a generation with no decent public speakers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He is the final scheduled guest speaker. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He is a motivational speaker for businessmen. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This is something that the public speaker will be familiar with. Personnel Management: A New Approach (1991)He has since trained as a yoga instructor and business motivational speaker. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There are many amusing yet useful tips for the public speaker. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Speakers of any language often have problems pronouncing consonants or vowels which do not exist in their mother tongue. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was widely praised for its factual accuracy and led to numerous interviews and appearances as a guest speaker. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The evidence is the way that native speakers of English use the language. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It's not only the language but its speakers who are different from the past. Times, Sunday Times (2013)How native speakers use the language is the only evidence we have for what English is. Times, Sunday Times (2013)When he goes to the podium to introduce his fellow speakers, he walks with a nervous shuffle. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It comes as a nasty surprise to many native English speakers that foreigners often have a better command of grammar. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They know this is going to take time, so in the meantime the university has introduced high-profile speakers to offer different perspectives. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She says the rises are used to connect phrases, and to connect the speaker to the listener, as a means of "getting the other person involved. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)
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Translations for 'speaker'
British English: speaker /ˈspiːkə/ NOUN
A speaker at a meeting, conference, or other gathering is a person who is making a speech or giving a talk.
Ask questions after the speaker has stopped talking.
- American English: speaker
- Arabic: مُكَبِرُ الصَّوْت
- Brazilian Portuguese: orador
- Chinese: 扬声器
- Croatian: govornik
- Czech: řečník
- Danish: taler
- Dutch: spreker
- European Spanish: orador
- Finnish: puhuja
- French: orateur
- German: Sprecher
- Greek: ομιλητής
- Italian: altoparlante
- Japanese: 話す人
- Korean: 연사
- Norwegian: taler
- Polish: mówca
- European Portuguese: orador
- Romanian: orator
- Russian: говорящий
- Spanish: orador
- Swedish: talare
- Thai: ผู้พูด
- Turkish: konuşmacı
- Ukrainian: промовець
- Vietnamese: diễn giả
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