from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of or involving speech or speaking
- n. the utterance of intelligible speech
- n. delivering an address to a public audience
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