noun speak·er \ˈspē-kər\

: someone who speaks a particular language

: someone who talks about something to a group of people

the Speaker : the person who controls the discussions in a legislature

Full Definition of SPEAKER

a :  one that speaks; especially :  one who uses a language <native speakers of French>
b :  one who makes a public speech
c :  one who acts as a spokesperson
:  the presiding officer of a deliberative assembly <Speaker of the House of Representatives>
speak·er·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of SPEAKER

  1. I disagree with the last speaker.
  2. He is an excellent public speaker.

First Known Use of SPEAKER

14th century

Other Audio Recording Terms

baffle, dub, fidelity, transcription, treble
SPEAKERSHIP Defined for Kids


noun speak·er \ˈspē-kər\

Definition of SPEAKER for Kids

:  a person who speaks
:  a person who conducts a meeting


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