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speech  audio  (spch) KEY 

    1. The faculty or act of speaking.
    2. The faculty or act of expressing or describing thoughts, feelings, or perceptions by the articulation of words.
  1. Something spoken; an utterance.
  2. Vocal communication; conversation.
    1. A talk or public address: "The best impromptu speeches are the ones written well in advance" (Ruth Gordon).
    2. A printed copy of such an address.
  3. One's habitual manner or style of speaking.
  4. The language or dialect of a nation or region: American speech.
  5. The sounding of a musical instrument.
  6. The study of oral communication, speech sounds, and vocal physiology.
  7. Archaic Rumor.

Middle English speche, from Old English sprc, spc

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