Definition of spoken
1 : delivered by word of mouth : oral
2 : characterized by speaking in (such) a manner —used in combination soft-spoken plainspoken
Examples of spoken in a Sentence
a spoken agreement is too easily broken
a politician who knows the power of the spoken word
Recent Examples of spoken from the Web
The affable, soft-spoken Ax, though not a flamboyant performer, projected those qualities which keep Mozart fresh: fleet technique in near constant motion, a playful response to the orchestra, and sprightly melodies.
Murray is nostalgic for conservative leaders who were, like Murray himself, soft-spoken intellectuals.
The voice is that of a soft-spoken 28-year-old, but the message is vintage Osama bin Laden, giving orders to kill.
A soft-spoken sophomore, Perkiomen Valley's Tyler Strechay lets his play on the diamond and hardwood speak for itself.
At campaign stops and on TV, the soft-spoken Quist either rebutted Republican attack ads or attacked the GOP's health-care bill, hitting Gianforte especially hard on his remarks on the donor call.
Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), the soft-spoken chairman of the House Agriculture Committee who has taken over the Russia probe, presided over his first public hearing on the topic Tuesday.
Jens was soft-spoken, thoughtful, and with a shrewd, subtle sense of humor that could take people a while to pick up on.
The free show (2-6pm; Columbus Park, corner of Mulberry & Worth Streets) features music ranging from hip hop to Bollywood, sitar to taiko, alternative rock to avant garde, and will be hosted by spoken word artist Kelly Tsai.
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Origin and Etymology of spoken
past participle of speak
First Known Use: 1560See Words from the same year
SPOKEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spoken for English Language Learners
: using speech and not writing
: speaking in a specified manner
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