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speaking

noun [U] /ˈspiː.kɪŋ/ us  
the act or skill of giving a speech at a public event: She looks on public speaking as an opportunity to share information. He has several speaking engagements (= occasions when he will give a talk) next month.
Translations of “speaking”
in Chinese (Traditional) 說…語言的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 说…语言的…
(Definition of speaking noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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