say a few words

idiom

: to make a short speech or statement
asked him to say a few words at the dedication ceremony.
I've been asked to say a few words about the new play.

Examples of say a few words in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Meghan and Harry were invited onstage as special guests, Meghan approached the woman emceeing the event and reached out to take the microphone, apparently assuming that she was expected to say a few words, The Sun reported. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 16 Apr. 2024 At the film’s Tokyo premiere on Monday night, Chalamet donned a purple Prada jumpsuit and joined co-star Hugh Grant — who plays an Oompa-Loompa named Lofty — on stage to say a few words about what the role means to him. Ellise Shafer, Variety, 21 Nov. 2023 The ringing of Champagne flutes brought Santo Domingo to her feet to say a few words. Eliseé Browchuk, Vogue, 9 Nov. 2023 Bubbly in hand, guests excitedly settled into their seats before Rigas rose to say a few words. Eliseé Browchuk, Vogue, 18 Sep. 2023 At the meal’s end, George stood up to say a few words. Thomas Harding, Town & Country, 29 Aug. 2023 Before dessert was served, Moda Operandi’s April Hennig rose to say a few words. Eliseé Browchuk, Vogue, 4 Aug. 2023 Right before the Drag Queen JAX took the stage, actor, and model Max Emerson jumped in to say a few words about his work with the Ali Forney Center and propose to his boyfriend! Florence O'Connor, Vogue, 20 July 2023 Let the commissioner say a few words about the owner, then present the trophy to the players. Matt Porter, BostonGlobe.com, 17 June 2023

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“Say a few words.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/say%20a%20few%20words. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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