Thesaurus

speaking

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of speaking

(Entry 1 of 3)

speaking

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of speaking (Entry 2 of 3)

speaking

verb
present participle of speak

Synonyms & Antonyms of speaking (Entry 3 of 3)

2 to give a formal often extended talk on a subject
  • the Mayanists have been invited to speak about their latest archaeological discoveries

Synonyms for speaking

Words Related to speaking

Phrases Synonymous with speaking

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about speaking

Time Traveler for speaking

Time Traveler

The first known use of speaking was in the 13th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Speaking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/speaking. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on speaking

Dictionary: Definition of speaking

Nglish: Translation of speaking for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of speaking for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about speaking

Comments on speaking

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

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

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

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

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!