Examples of speech in a Sentence
She has to make a speech at the convention.
a graduation speech about embracing future challenges
I was so flustered that I momentarily lost the power of speech.
Slang is used mostly in informal speech.
Many words are more common in speech than in writing.
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In her speech, Pink shared a moving story about her 6-year-old Willow and, in the process, made a powerful statement about refusing to conform to traditional beauty standards, embracing individuality and self-love.
Still, an hour before the speeches were to begin, tensions mounted.
Following a moving speech from Kesha, Logic, Khalid, and Alessia Cara sang with suicide attempt survivors to send a powerful message about reaching out for help.
There were caveats, not least of which was the fight's start time, nearly 1 a.m. on the East Coast (long acceptance speeches from the Pro Football Hall of Fame delayed things).
Those who study human behavior attribute hate speech more to deep personality issues than to a diagnosable mental illness.
Otherwise, all eyes are now on speeches from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and ECB President Mario Draghi scheduled for Friday.
While kids chowed down on their meals at the club on the Golden West College campus, a few board members gave brief speeches, including Huntington Beach police Chief Robert Handy, who thanked Serato for his service.
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SPEECH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of speech for English Language Learners
: a spoken expression of ideas, opinions, etc., that is made by someone who is speaking in front of a group of people
: the ability to speak
: spoken language
SPEECH Defined for Kids
Definition of speech for Students
- Indeed, there had been so much talk that the steward … informed one and all that such speech went against the will of God …
- —Avi, Crispin
- And he was quick to grasp the … rhythms of Lewis's speech and match them.
- —Virginia Hamilton, M. C. Higgins
- I was so surprised, I lost my speech.
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