Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who makes a speech.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who makes a speech or speeches; one who speaks much in public assemblies.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who makes speeches; one accustomed to speak in a public assembly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who makes speeches; particularly one does so regularly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who delivers a speech or oration

Etymologies

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speech +‎ maker

Examples

  • She takes his inspiring rhetoric and says he's just being a "speechmaker;" he takes her experience and transforms it into "same old politics."

    Obama Ad In Wisconsin Hits Hillary's "Phony Charges" About Debates

  • Like the handwritten scripts from his days as a radio commentator in the 1970s — published in Reagan, In His Own Hand in 2001 —The Notes displays the effort he made behind the scenes to hone his performance as a speechmaker and storyteller driving home a conservative political philosophy.

    Ronald Reagan's note card collection being published

  • Always comfortable with being shocking over dinner, during the war he was a nervous and reluctant speechmaker, who needed a stiff drink to get him onto the platform.

    Storyteller

  • She is the only candidate that has any substance – Obama is just another speechmaker.

    Clinton: 'Think about this as a hiring decision'

  • The charismatic, media savvy, photogenic, rousing speechmaker and overpromising candidate who acts like he or she can lead the country through the force of ideas and talents is not what we should be seeking.

    Terry Newell: The Lone Ranger Danger

  • Roth gives the best lines in valediction to a pro-war speechmaker, the unpolished Republican pol Albin Lentz, who is the president of Winesburg College.

    Nasty, Brutish, and Short

  • Like many of us, their view of what our speechmaker represents was quite different weeks after the election.

    John O'Kane: Who's the Enemy?

  • A naive speechmaker with a mantra, or an experienced, intelligent, savvy politico who knows her way around the White House from inside and out?

    Vilsack says it's over

  • Like many of us, their view of what our speechmaker represents was quite different weeks after the election.

    John O'Kane: Who's the Enemy?

  • Mr. Obama is a great speechmaker and sure is charasmatic but bottom line he does not have the necessary experience to hold the highest office in our land.

    Poll: Obama gaining support with key Clinton demographics

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