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English noun: speaker

1. speaker (person) someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)

SamplesThe speaker at commencement.
An utterer of useful maxims.

Synonymstalker, utterer, verbaliser, verbalizer

Broader (hypernym)articulator

Narrower (hyponym)alliterator, asker, babbler, caller, caller-up, chatterbox, chatterer, conversationalist, conversationist, dictator, drawler, driveller, ejaculator, enquirer, growler, informant, inquirer, jabberer, lecturer, lisper, magpie, mentioner, motormouth, mumbler, murmurer, mutterer, narrator, native speaker, orator, phoner, prater, prattler, public speaker, querier, questioner, ranter, raver, reciter, rhetorician, schmoozer, speechifier, speechmaker, spouter, stammerer, stentor, storyteller, stutterer, talking head, telephoner, teller, venter, vociferator, voicer, wailer, whisperer, witness, witnesser

2. speaker (artifact) electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance

Synonymsloudspeaker, loudspeaker system, speaker system, speaker unit

Broader (hypernym)electro-acoustic transducer

Narrower (hyponym)bullhorn, intercom speaker, loud hailer, loud-hailer, squawk box, squawker, subwoofer, tannoy, tweeter, woofer

Part meronymP.A., P.A. system, PA, PA system, public address system

3. Speaker (person) the presiding officer of a deliberative assembly

SamplesThe leader of the majority party is the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Broader (hypernym)presiding officer

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