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adjective spo·ken \ˈspō-kən\

: using speech and not writing

: speaking in a specified manner

Full Definition of SPOKEN

1
:  delivered by word of mouth :  oral
2
:  characterized by speaking in (such) a manner —used in combination <soft-spoken> <plainspoken>

Examples of SPOKEN

  1. <a spoken agreement is too easily broken>
  2. <a politician who knows the power of the spoken word>

Origin of SPOKEN

past participle of speak
First Known Use: 1560

Rhymes with SPOKEN

SPOKEN Defined for Kids

1spoken

Definition of SPOKEN for Kids

past participle of speak

2spoken

adjective spo·ken \ˈspō-kən\

Definition of SPOKEN for Kids

1
:  expressed in speech :  oral <a spoken message>
2
:  used in speaking <the spoken language>
3
:  speaking in a specified manner <soft-spoken>
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