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speech

noun

Definition of SPEECH

1
a usually formal discourse delivered to an audience <the guest of honor gave a short speech in appreciation of the award>
2
the stock of words, pronunciation, and grammar used by a people as their basic means of communication <wanting to develop a writing system for his people, Sequoya created a system of 86 symbols representing all the syllables of Cherokee speech>

February 28, 2015
pontificate Hear it
To speak pompously or dogmatically
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