Definitions

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  • verb intransitive To speak up; advocate.
  • verb transitive, intransitive To speak with upspeak (see below).
  • noun A manner of speaking in which the intonation of one's voice rises at the end of a statement, as if expressing uncertainty or asking a question.

Etymologies

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From up- +‎ speak.

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