Definition of 'speech'
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Sadly she seemed to lose the power of speech and the ability to read. The Sun (2010)He gave his acceptance speech in the college hall. The Sun (2013)No constitution in history has been more uncompromising about free speech. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is not idiomatic in speech or informal writing. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Its members were not allowed to give speeches or to act like politicians. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was a great dad but he was rather formal in his manner of speech. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He will attempt to stabilise his position today by giving a speech that addresses immigration concerns. Times, Sunday Times (2016)No need for a speech next time. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There will be champagne and smiles and nobody will read a resignation speech. The Sun (2016)He will now make a series of speeches on the economy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He gives a speech about how what really matters in life is the love and loyalty of family. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The speeches were under way when a couple of prop forwards wandered through the wrong door and became uninvited guests. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It was a far better clue to what he thought was really important than the reading of his letters or speeches. Christianity Today (2000)Last week 's speech had four essential messages. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If they can make speech audible for the news, surely they can do it for drama. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He then gives his graduation speech out on his school's football field. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His campaign speech makes no reference to his father, who has made no appearances. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His witty acceptance speech impressed an agent, who signed him up. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I leave my wet boots at the door and deliver political speeches in my socks. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Last week 's speech was decisive. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You also wonder whether your recent illness and lack of diagnosis has taken its toll on your son's ability with speech and language. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Victims can lose their sight, hearing, speech and ability to walk. The Sun (2006)
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Translations for 'speech'
British English: speech /spiːtʃ/ NOUN
Speech is the ability to speak or the act of speaking.
...the development of speech in children.
- American English: speech
- Arabic: خِطَاب
- Brazilian Portuguese: discurso
- Chinese: 发言
- Croatian: govor
- Czech: řeč
- Danish: tale
- Dutch: speech
- European Spanish: habla
- Finnish: puhekyky
- French: discours
- German: Sprechen
- Greek: ομιλία
- Italian: discorso
- Japanese: 言葉
- Korean: 말
- Norwegian: tale
- Polish: przemówienie
- European Portuguese: discurso
- Romanian: vorbire
- Russian: речь
- Spanish: habla
- Swedish: tal
- Thai: การพูด
- Turkish: konuşma
- Ukrainian: промова
- Vietnamese: khả năng nói
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