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Synonyms for speech
spitʃspeech

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. speech

    Speech is the general word for utterance of thought in language. A speech may be the delivering of one's sentiments in the simplest way; an oration is an elaborate and prepared speech; a harangue is a vehement appeal to passion, or a speech that has something disputatious and combative in it. A discourse is a set speech on a definite subject, intended to convey instruction. Compare CONVERSATION; DICTION; LANGUAGE.

    Synonyms:
    address, address, discourse, disquisition, dissertation, harangue, language, oration, oratory, sermon, speaking, talk, utterance

    Antonyms:
    hush, silence, speechlessness, stillness, taciturnity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. speech

    Synonyms:
    address, oration, harangue, discourse

Princeton's WordNet

  1. address, speechnoun

    the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience

    "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"

    Synonyms:
    computer address, spoken communication, savoir-faire, delivery, reference, manner of speaking, actor's line, talking to, speech communication, words, voice communication, oral communication, lecture, address, language, spoken language, destination, name and address

  2. speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communicationnoun

    (language) communication by word of mouth

    "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"

    Synonyms:
    words, manner of speaking, spoken communication, terminology, delivery, linguistic process, actor's line, talking to, speech communication, lecture, voice communication, oral communication, lyric, linguistic communication, address, language, spoken language, nomenclature

  3. speechnoun

    something spoken

    "he could hear them uttering merry speeches"

    Synonyms:
    words, manner of speaking, talking to, lecture, delivery, spoken language, oral communication, actor's line, spoken communication, address, speech communication, language, voice communication

  4. speechnoun

    the exchange of spoken words

    "they were perfectly comfortable together without speech"

    Synonyms:
    words, manner of speaking, talking to, lecture, delivery, spoken language, oral communication, actor's line, spoken communication, address, speech communication, language, voice communication

  5. manner of speaking, speech, deliverynoun

    your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally

    "his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"; "her speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight accent in his speech"

    Synonyms:
    pitch, manner of speaking, oral communication, delivery, spoken communication, actor's line, talking to, speech communication, words, livery, voice communication, spoken language, obstetrical delivery, lecture, rescue, address, deliverance, language, legal transfer, bringing, saving

  6. lecture, speech, talking tonoun

    a lengthy rebuke

    "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"

    Synonyms:
    manner of speaking, spoken communication, talk, delivery, lecturing, actor's line, talking to, speech communication, words, voice communication, oral communication, public lecture, lecture, address, language, spoken language

  7. actor's line, speech, wordsnoun

    words making up the dialogue of a play

    "the actor forgot his speech"

    Synonyms:
    manner of speaking, spoken communication, wrangle, run-in, delivery, actor's line, talking to, speech communication, words, voice communication, oral communication, quarrel, lecture, dustup, address, row, language, lyric, spoken language

  8. language, speechnoun

    the mental faculty or power of vocal communication

    "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"

    Synonyms:
    nomenclature, spoken communication, terminology, delivery, linguistic process, actor's line, talking to, speech communication, words, voice communication, oral communication, lyric, linguistic communication, address, language, spoken language, manner of speaking, lecture

Editors Contribution

  1. monolouges

    Submitted by anonymous on August 16, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. speechnoun

    Synonyms:
    articulate utterance

  2. speechnoun

    Synonyms:
    language, tongue, vernacular, idiom, dialect, LINGO

  3. speechnoun

    Synonyms:
    talk, parlance, verbal intercourse, oral communication

  4. speechnoun

    Synonyms:
    oration, discourse, address, harangue

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How to use speech in a sentence?

  1. Jennifer Pizer:

    [W]e are witness yet again to the unrelenting anti-LGBTQ crusade being waged by self-described Christian fundamentalist legal groups aiming to chip away at the hard-won gains of LGBTQ people by carving out swaths of territory where discrimination can flourish, the constitutional protections for religious freedom and free speech were never intended as weapons of discrimination for those doing business with the general public.

  2. Daniella Greenbaum:

    I know that I did what I needed to do. It wasn’t about proving a point as much as this: I write about the importance of viewpoint diversity and about why more speech is always better, all the time. If I read about this situation, I’d be writing a column defending the writer, so I thought, how can I write about these issues and get paralyzed by fear of job security when I’m confronted with it in my real life? It seemed hypocritical to me to do anything different.

  3. Ibrahim Hooper:

    We encourage people to express their views to participate in rallies for whatever cause they believe in but no one has the right to engage in violence, hate speech or intimidation, we understand that passions are high but that's not an excuse for inappropriate behavior.

  4. Rabbi Cooper:

    ABC is welcome to come broadcast here for a week from the Museum of Tolerance. Maybe one or two of those days might be town hall meetings. Let people express themselves. It's not about suppressing speech. It's a matter of now an important learning moment that needs to be grabbed. All of that cannot be just on the shoulders of one person who misspoke.

  5. Detroit Police Chief James Craig:

    Social media is new territory, and while it’s been established that hate speech is protected by the First Amendment, we’re talking about people specifically saying on Facebook they want to kill white police officers.


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