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  • n. The delivery of speeches

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of making a speech or speeches; a formal speaking, as before an assembly; also, used attributively, marked by formal speaking or the delivery of speeches.

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

  • n. delivering an address to a public audience


speech +‎ making (Wiktionary)


  • S/he may indeed be a brilliant expert, but speechmaking is virtually antithetical to schema.

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  • This was the kind of speechmaking at which President Clinton excelled;

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  • That kind of speechmaking defies the process-oriented approach that is dominant in baseball today—rather than rising for the big moments, managers preach that the key is to have good habits, and to treat the big moments like the mundane ones.

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  • More eye-catching are his boyish good looks, a gift for speechmaking, and inspirational biography and ethnic roots.

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  • Long on vision and somewhat shorter on kitchen-sink speechmaking, commentators waxed on and on about Obama's more-thematic-than-usual speech, which didn't try to give every single political issue a nod.

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  • She had not cared for the interminable statistics and eternal speechmaking of the other members of the committee.


  • He had not entertained by speechmaking, nor had he shone decoratively at receptions.


  • But this year, Jobs -- who just disclosed some health problems -- relinquished speechmaking duties to Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president for marketing.

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  • The boss wants relevant speechmaking assigned to the inventor.

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