Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling natural human speech

Etymologies

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speech +‎ -like

Examples

  • Perhaps because they are in overlapping frequencies—from 10 hertz to 2 kilohertz—with the sounds of speech, we are inclined to look for speechlike meaning in them.

    INSIDE OF A DOG

  • Breath and vibration, breaking into this silent visual scene, suggest that something speechlike has happened to the representation of the Poet's desire, in oxymoronic tension with the "mute thoughts on the mute walls around" (120).

    _Alastor_, Apostasy, and the Ecology of Criticism

  • They hope to elicit a response in the form of electronic voice phenomena, faint speechlike sounds usually nestled in the background noise on their recordings.

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