speaker

noun speak·er \ ˈspē-kər \

Definition of speaker

1 a :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

speakership

play \ˈspē-kər-ˌship\ noun

Examples of speaker in a Sentence

  1. I disagree with the last speaker.

  2. He is an excellent public speaker.

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First Known Use of speaker

14th century

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SPEAKER Defined for English Language Learners

speaker

noun

Definition of speaker for English Language Learners

  • : someone who speaks a particular language

  • : someone who talks about something to a group of people

  • the Speaker : the person who controls the discussions in a legislature


SPEAKER Defined for Kids

speaker

noun speak·er \ ˈspē-kər \

Definition of speaker for Students

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

Law Dictionary

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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