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Noun: spoke  spowk
  1. Support consisting of a radial member of a wheel joining the hub to the rim
    - wheel spoke, radius
     
  2. One of the crosspieces that form the steps of a ladder
    - rundle, rung
Verb: speak (spoke,spoken, also spake)  speek
  1. Express in speech
    "She speaks a lot of nonsense";
    - talk, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise [Brit]
     
  2. Exchange thoughts; convey ideas
    "We often speak business";
    - talk
     
  3. Use language
    "the prisoner won't speak"; "they speak a strange dialect";
    - talk
     
  4. Give a speech to
    - address
     
  5. Make a characteristic or natural sound
    "The drums spoke"

Derived forms: spokes

See also: speak for, speak up

Type of: communicate, crosspiece, intercommunicate, sound, support

Part of: bicycle wheel, cartwheel, ladder, wagon wheel

Encyclopedia: Spoke

Speak, Music