American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Capable of speech.
- adj. Involving speaking or talking: has a speaking part in the play.
- adj. Expressive or telling; eloquent.
- adj. True to life; lifelike: a speaking likeness.
- idiom. on speaking terms Friendly enough to exchange superficial remarks: We're on speaking terms with the new neighbors.
- idiom. on speaking terms Ready and willing to communicate; not alienated or estranged: on speaking terms again after their quarrel.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Adapted to inform or impress as if by speech; forcibly expressive or suggestive; animated or vivid in appearance: as, a speaking likeness; speaking gestures.
- adj. Used in speaking.
- adj. Expressive; eloquent.
- adj. Involving speaking.
- adj. Having the ability of speech.
- n. One's ability to communicate vocally in a given language.
- n. The act of communicating vocally.
- n. An oral recitation of e.g. a story.
- v. present participle of speak.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Uttering speech; used for conveying speech
- adj. Seeming to be capable of speech; hence, lifelike.
- n. The act of uttering words.
- n. Public declamation; oratory.
- adj. capable of or involving speech or speaking
- n. the utterance of intelligible speech
- n. delivering an address to a public audience
“The Organization of Labor "-- [_Left speaking_, says our reporter.]" Left speaking: "alas, that he should have to" speak "so much!”
“My difficulty in speaking is to know what you would like to know about my profession as a nautical man.”
“She began immediately to make sounds which she called speaking, and I saw the necessity of correct instruction, since her heart was set upon learning to talk; and, feeling my own incompetence to teach her, never having given the subject of articulation serious study, I went with my pupil for advice and assistance, to Miss Sarah Fuller.”
“That is what we call speaking with sound reason," said Nero.”
“Is that what they call speaking English?" asked Charles.”
“Very good," said Pompadour, "that is what I call speaking; and if you want any one to give you a helping hand, my dear chevalier, count on me.”
“Nothing is more silly than the pleasure some people take in what they call speaking their minds.”
“Who turned to abolitionism and made her name speaking out against slavery, together with the movement’s major figure, Frederick Douglass.”
“Superfluous excess in speaking is also reprobated as "coming of evil" (the Greek is akin to the word for "naughtiness" here) in the Sermon on the Mount (Mt”
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