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noun as in talk

Strongest matches

  • conversation

Strong matches

  • articulation
  • communication
  • doublespeak
  • enunciation
  • intercourse
  • pronunciation
  • verbalization
  • vocalization

Weak matches

  • double talk
  • mother tongue
  • native tongue
  • oral communication
  • vocal expression

noun as in formal talk to audience

  • declamation
  • disquisition
  • dissertation
  • exhortation
  • valedictory

Example Sentences

Kids are interacting with Alexas that can record their voice data and influence their speech and social development.

The attorney general delivered a controversial speech Wednesday.

For example, my company, Teknicks, is working with an online K-12 speech and occupational therapy provider.

Instead, it would give tech companies a powerful incentive to limit Brazilians’ freedom of speech at a time of political unrest.

However, the president did give a speech in Suresnes, France, the next day during a ceremony hosted by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Those are troubling numbers, for unfettered speech is not incidental to a flourishing society.

There is no such thing as speech so hateful or offensive it somehow “justifies” or “legitimizes” the use of violence.

We need to recover and grow the idea that the proper answer to bad speech is more and better speech.

Tend to your own garden, to quote the great sage of free speech, Voltaire, and invite people to follow your example.

The simple, awful truth is that free speech has never been particularly popular in America.

Alessandro turned a grateful look on Ramona as he translated this speech, so in unison with Indian modes of thought and feeling.

And so this is why the clever performer cannot reproduce the effect of a speech of Demosthenes or Daniel Webster.

He said no more in words, but his little blue eyes had an eloquence that left nothing to mere speech.

After pondering over Mr. Blackbird's speech for a few moments he raised his head.

Albinia, I have refrained from speech as long as possible; but this is really too much!

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Words related to speech are not direct synonyms, but are associated with the word speech . Browse related words to learn more about word associations.

noun as in formal speech or address

noun as in manner of conducting oneself

  • comportment
  • performance
  • savoir-faire
  • social graces
  • way of life
  • what's done

noun as in information transmitted

  • announcement
  • declaration
  • information
  • inside story
  • intelligence
  • translation

noun as in conversation

  • confabulation

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Synonyms of speaking

  • as in talking
  • as in communication
  • as in saying
  • as in lecturing
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Thesaurus Definition of speaking

 (Entry 1 of 3)

Synonyms & Similar Words

  • communicative
  • well - spoken
  • silver - tongued
  • smooth - tongued

Antonyms & Near Antonyms

  • uncommunicative
  • inarticulate
  • tongue - tied

Thesaurus Definition of speaking  (Entry 2 of 3)

  • communication
  • talkativeness
  • loquaciousness
  • garrulousness
  • verboseness
  • speechlessness
  • voicelessness
  • inarticulateness
  • taciturnity
  • inarticulacy

Thesaurus Definition of speaking  (Entry 3 of 3)

  • articulating
  • verbalizing
  • enunciating
  • bringing out
  • putting into words
  • proclaiming
  • broadcasting
  • ventilating
  • publicizing
  • promulgating
  • advertising
  • getting off
  • formulating
  • spluttering
  • ripping (out)
  • formulizing
  • piping up (with)
  • suppressing
  • discoursing
  • expatiating
  • holding forth
  • taking the floor
  • soliloquizing
  • pontificating
  • sermonizing
  • filibustering

Phrases Containing speaking

  • public speaking

Thesaurus Entries Near speaking

speak (for)

speaking (about)

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“Speaking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus , Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/speaking. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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