speaker

noun
speak·​er | \ ˈspē-kər How to pronounce speaker (audio) \

Definition of speaker

1a : one that speaks especially : one who uses a language native speakers of French
b : one who makes a public speech
c : one who acts as a spokesperson
2 : the presiding officer of a deliberative assembly Speaker of the House of Representatives

Other Words from speaker

speakership \ ˈspē-​kər-​ˌship How to pronounce speaker (audio) \ noun

Examples of speaker in a Sentence

I disagree with the last speaker. He is an excellent public speaker.
Recent Examples on the Web Lee is in demand as a conference speaker and clocked more than 100 nights on the road in 2021. Everett Potter, Forbes, 5 June 2022 Scott won election as senator in 2018, Oliva was reelected that year and was chosen as Florida House speaker for his last term, and the law has remained intact under Gov. Ron DeSantis, R, and subsequent GOP legislatures. Mike Debonis, Anchorage Daily News, 30 May 2022 After serving as majority leader, Bass replaced Nunez as Assembly speaker, becoming the first Black woman to hold this position. Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2022 About 36% of convention delegates voted to approve a resolution calling for Vos to resign or be removed from his position as speaker. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 24 May 2022 About 36% of convention delegates voted to approve a resolution calling for Vos to resign or be removed from his position as speaker. Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 May 2022 Annenberg introduced Governor Newsom, the last speaker before the dignitaries would pick up their golden shovels and pose for photos. Emily Witt, The New Yorker, 17 May 2022 Gabriela Cazares-Kelly, Pima County recorder, attended the rally as a supporter, not as a speaker. Julie Luchetta, The Arizona Republic, 4 May 2022 Kotek, who served as house speaker for nine years, said part of creating more jobs providing a living wage in Oregon is focusing on the clean energy sector, which also helps address climate change. Joe Siess, oregonlive, 3 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of speaker

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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14 Jun 2022

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“Speaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speaker. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for speaker

speaker

noun
speak·​er | \ ˈspē-kər How to pronounce speaker (audio) \

Kids Definition of speaker

1 : a person who speaks
2 : a person who conducts a meeting

speaker

noun, often capitalized
speak·​er

Legal Definition of speaker

: the presiding officer of a deliberative assembly Speaker of the House

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