speech community

noun

Definition of speech community 

: a group of people sharing characteristic patterns of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation

First Known Use of speech community

1894, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about speech community

Share speech community

Dictionary Entries near speech community

specus

SpEd

speech

speech community

speechcraft

speech day

speech defect

Statistics for speech community

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for speech community

The first known use of speech community was in 1894

See more words from the same year

Comments on speech community

What made you want to look up speech community? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to reject or criticize sharply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!