speech·​ify | \ ˈspē-chə-ˌfī How to pronounce speechify (audio) \
speechified; speechifying

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Examples of speechify in a Sentence

We had to listen to him speechify about what a wonderful governor he would be.
Recent Examples on the Web That’s less the case in the equally unproductive covid-era, where the co-hosts, broadcasting from their homes, are now given minute-long soapboxes to speechify on the issue du jour. Washington Post, 6 Aug. 2021 There is a good deal of speechifying — indeed, the finale is made up of literal speeches — to make big points and to let the actors run. Los Angeles Times, 30 Apr. 2020 Senators now have a chance to speak in the Senate chamber for the first time during the trial, with 10 minutes allotted to each of them to speechify. Noah Weiland, New York Times, 3 Feb. 2020 In years past, realignment was fraught, as caucus-goers would (often loudly) cajole and speechify in an effort to convince their friends and neighbors to join their preferred candidate. Time, 2 Feb. 2020 Of all the candidates, Warren had the easiest time answering questions directly and briefly rather than speechifying. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, 11 Oct. 2019 Which brings me back to Papou Pete, who didn’t like speechifying politicians. John Kass, Twin Cities, 25 Sep. 2019 The blocking is formal, with the actors often in stand-and-speechify mode. Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2019 Families sob and squabble and speechify to camera, but there are also educational infographics and maps showing responses sailing in from all over the world. Emma Grey Ellis, WIRED, 16 Aug. 2019 See More

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1723, in the meaning defined above

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“Speechify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speechify. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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