Textual thesaurus for "speech"

(noun) language

the mental faculty or power of vocal communication

language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals

(noun) talking to, lecture

a lengthy rebuke

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

(noun) actor's line, words

words making up the dialogue of a play

the actor forgot his speech

(noun) manner of speaking, delivery

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

(noun) voice communication, oral communication, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language

(language) communication by word of mouth

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

(noun) address

the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience

he listened to an address on minor Roman poets