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.
Recent Examples of speech from the Web
Bevin followed the debate closely, responding to lawmakers' speeches with tweets.
This year’s gala wil help the organization offer free, life-changing programming such as one-on-one literacy and math tutoring, speech therapy, fitness classes, career training and more for children and adults with Down syndrome in the Southland.
The ceremony will include a speech by Greg Galle of Future Partners.
As a logistical matter, Huffman goes on to say that moderating all of Reddit for hate speech is a potentially impossible task.
Here's all the news you may have missed over the weekend: Chance the Rapper is set to deliver the commencement speech at Dillard University.
China was said to be reviewing ways to use its currency as a weapon as President Xi Jinping is set to deliver a speech Tuesday that may include a strong warning about the consequences of a prolonged dispute.
The German court decision threatens to overshadow the ruling People’s Party annual convention in Seville this weekend with Rajoy due to deliver the closing speech on Sunday.
And in March Alex Wong, the official in charge of Indo-Pacific strategy at the State Department, was in Taipei to deliver a speech.
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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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