adjective spo·ken \ˈspō-kən\

: using speech and not writing

: speaking in a specified manner

Full Definition of SPOKEN

:  delivered by word of mouth :  oral
:  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

May 28, 2015
fictioneer Hear it
someone who writes fiction
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