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Noun: speaking  spee-king
  1. The utterance of intelligible speech
    - speech production
  2. Delivering an address to a public audience
    "people came to see the candidates and hear the public speaking";
    - public speaking, speechmaking, oral presentation
Adjective: speaking  spee-king
  1. Capable of or involving speech or speaking
    "human beings--the speaking animals"; "a speaking part in the play"
  2. Capable of speech
    "the speaking animal";
    - speech-endowed
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: speakings

See also: articulate, tongued

Type of: address, communicate, intercommunicate, sound, speech, utterance, vocalization

Antonym: walk-on

Encyclopedia: Speaking

Speak, Music!