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speech

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1 a usually formal discourse delivered to an audience
  • the guest of honor gave a short speech in appreciation of the award

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2 the stock of words, pronunciation, and grammar used by a people as their basic means of communication
  • wanting to develop a writing system for his people, Sequoya created a system of 86 symbols representing all the syllables of Cherokee speech

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The first known use of speech was before the 12th century

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sped (up)

speech

speeches

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“Speech.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/speech. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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