speak-out

noun
\ ˈspēk-ˌau̇t How to pronounce speak-out (audio) \

Definition of speak-out

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an event in which people publicly share their experiences of or views on an issue

speak out

verb
spoke out; spoken out; speaking out; speaks out

Definition of speak out (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to speak loud enough to be heard
2 : to speak boldly : express an opinion frankly spoke out on the issues

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Examples of speak-out in a Sentence

Verb it's a free country, so anyone can speak out

First Known Use of speak-out

Noun

1968, in the meaning defined above

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of speak-out was in the 14th century

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“Speak-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speak-out. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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