Word of the Day: Speech

speech / ˈspēch




  1. the communication of thoughts through talking

We must have reasons for speech but we need none for silence.

French Proverb


  1. a conversation

A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.

Islamic Proverb


  1. anything that is said

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

Soren Kierkegaard, 1813-1855


  1. a public address

They will be hushed by a good deed who laugh at a wise speech.

French Proverb


  1. a manner or style of talking

To quarrel with a man of good speech is better than to converse with a man who does not speak well.

Sanskrit Proverb


  1. the ability to express and communicate thoughts through talking

We are all born with the power of speech, but we need grammar.

Fulton J. Sheen, 1895-1979




  1. of or relating to talking

I am a published author with dyslexia, a professional speaker who was in speech therapy for three years as a child because I had a lisp; and a slow stiff kid from the suburbs who became an All-Pro in the NFL.

Karl Mecklenburg, 1960-


  1. of or relating to a public address

Speech writers are more vulnerable to vanity than any other group of people in Washington.

David Frum, 1960-