speak volumes

Definition of speak volumes

:to provide a lot of information about something :to show something very clearly
  • The company's decision to ignore the problem speaks volumes about its lack of leadership.

Word by Word Definitions

speak play
  1. : to utter words or articulate sounds with the ordinary voice : talk

  2. : to express thoughts, opinions, or feelings orally

  3. : to extend a greeting

  1. used to form especially nonce words denoting a particular kind of jargon

volume play volumes
  1. : the degree of loudness or the intensity of a sound

  2. : the amount of space occupied by a three-dimensional object as measured in cubic units (such as quarts or liters) : cubic capacity — see Metric System Table, Weights and Measures Table

  3. : amount

  1. : to send or give out in volume

  2. : to roll or rise in volume

  1. : involving large quantities


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