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English adjective: speaking

1. speaking capable of or involving speech or speaking


SamplesHuman beings--the speaking animals.
A speaking part in the play.


Similartongued


Antonymsnonspeaking, walk-on


English noun: speaking

1. speaking (communication) the utterance of intelligible speech


Synonymsspeech production


Broader (hypernym)utterance, vocalization


Narrower (hyponym)speech, susurration, voicelessness, whisper, whispering

2. speaking (communication) delivering an address to a public audience


SamplesPeople came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking.


Synonymsoral presentation, public speaking, speechmaking


Broader (hypernym)address, speech


Narrower (hyponym)debate, disputation, public debate, reading, recital, recitation









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