Translation of "speech" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /spiːtʃ/ us /spiːtʃ/

speech noun (SAY WORDS)

B1 [ U ] the ability to talk, the activity of talking, or a piece of spoken language

Children usually develop speech in the second year of life. 儿童通常在1岁以后开始学习说话。
People who suffer a stroke may experience a loss of speech. 中风患者可能会丧失说话能力。

[ U ] the way a person talks

His speech was slurred and I thought he was drunk. 他说话含混不清,我想他是喝醉了。

B1 [ U ] the language used when talking

Some expressions are used more in speech than in writing. 有些表达方式在口语中比书面语中用得多。

[ C ] a set of words spoken in a play

Do you know the words to Hamlet's famous speech at the beginning of Act III? 你知道第3幕开头哈姆雷特那段著名的台词具体怎么说吗?

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speech noun (FORMAL TALK)

B2 [ C ] a formal talk given usually to a large number of people on a special occasion

I had to give/make a speech at my brother's wedding. 我得在我弟弟的婚礼上讲话。
The Governor of New York delivered a rousing speech to the national convention. 纽约州州长在全国代表大会上作了激动人心的发言。
He gave the after-dinner speech (= a talk given after a formal evening meal at which a large number of people are present). 他在晚宴后作了演说。
Did you hear her acceptance speech at the Oscars ceremony? 你听了她在奥斯卡颁奖典礼上的获奖感言了吗?
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(Translation of “speech” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)