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

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Other Words from speaker

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

Examples of speaker in a Sentence

I disagree with the last speaker. He is an excellent public speaker.

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In lieu of a dinner bell, a multicolored strobe sequence and an electronic soundtrack played through the speakers and summoned guests to their seats. Kaitlyn Weiss, Vogue, "Inside BAM’s Otherworldy Gala Honoring Ethan Hawke and Walter Mosley," 16 May 2019 While Google has been steadily expanding Assistant’s capabilities to speakers and other smart devices, the Roav Bolt represents a new battlefield in its fight against Amazon’s Alexa assistant. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Anker's Roav Bolt brings Google Assistant to your car's 12V socket, even with an iPhone," 17 Apr. 2019 Most Read Stories Lorene Edwards Forkner is an author, speaker and editor. Lorene Edwards Forkner, The Seattle Times, "Richard Hartlage composes kaleidoscopic landscapes of bulbs — for Chihuly Garden and Glass, and his home," 13 Apr. 2019 The film paints Prince Charles as many things: a passionate environmentalist, a workaholic, a caring father, a witty speaker, and an heir to the throne who isn't wasting his time in the wings. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Prince Charles at 70 Offers a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Royal Life," 21 Mar. 2019 The city’s grant writer, Jane Sullivan, will again serve as a guest speaker and mentor for the second session. Dan White, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Lauderhill grant writing seminar aims to education community organizations," 13 July 2018 Nationalist songs played from speakers installed outside polling stations, an election practice that has been on the rise since Mr. Sisi came to power in... Amira El-fekki, WSJ, "Egyptians Cast Ballots on Whether to Keep President Sisi in Power," 20 Apr. 2019 It was previously reported that director Steven Spielberg was looking for Spanish speakers for the film, so chances are some of the translations will stick for the film version. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know About the "West Side Story" Remake," 17 Apr. 2019 The key: Even though there are two speakers, there’s one cohesive speech. Marisa Polansky And Kristine Keller, Vogue, "A Helpful Guide to Nailing Your Oscars Acceptance Speech," 24 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of speaker

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

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speaker

noun

English Language Learners Definition of speaker

: someone who speaks a particular language
: someone who talks about something to a group of people
: the person who controls the discussions in a legislature

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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