speak-out

noun \ ˈspēk-ˌau̇t \

Definition of speak-out

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

First Known Use of speak-out

1968

in the meaning defined above

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speak out

verb

Definition of speak out

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

Examples of speak out in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of speak out

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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speak out Synonyms

Near Antonyms

clam up, dummy up, hush, shut up, suppress;

quiet;

Phrases

speak one's mind;


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