speak volumes

Definition of speak volumes

  1. :  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

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

    :  to express thoughts, opinions, or feelings orally

    :  to extend a greeting

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

    :  loudness

    :  amount

  1. :  to send or give out in volume

    :  to roll or rise in volume

  1. :  involving large quantities

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to criticize severely

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