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adjective spo·ken \ˈspō-kən\

Definition of spoken

  1. 1 :  delivered by word of mouth :  oral

  2. 2 :  characterized by speaking in (such) a manner —used in combination <soft-spoken> <plainspoken>

Examples of spoken in a sentence

  1. <a spoken agreement is too easily broken>

  2. <a politician who knows the power of the spoken word>

Origin and Etymology of spoken

past participle of speak


First Known Use: 1560



SPOKEN Defined for English Language Learners

spoken

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adjective spo·ken \ˈspō-kən\

Definition of spoken for English Language Learners

  • : using speech and not writing

  • : speaking in a specified manner


SPOKEN Defined for Kids

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spoken

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spo·ken

Definition of spoken for Students

  1. past participle of speak


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adjective spo·ken \ˈspō-kən\

Definition of spoken for Students

  1. 1 :  expressed in speech :  oral <a spoken message>

  2. 2 :  used in speaking <the spoken language>

  3. 3 :  speaking in a specified manner <soft-spoken>



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