Translation of "speech" - English-Traditional 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. 兒童通常在一歲以後開始學習說話。
People who suffer a stroke may experience a loss of speech. 中風患者可能會喪失說話能力。

[ U ] the way a person talks

His speech was slurred and I thought he was drunk. 他說話含混不清,我想他是喝醉了。

B1 [ U ] the language used when talking

Some expressions are used more in speech than in writing. 有些表達方式在口語中比書面語中用得多。

[ 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? 你知道第三幕開頭哈姆雷特那段著名的台詞具體是怎麽說的嗎?

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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. 我得在我弟弟的婚禮上致詞。
The Governor of New York delivered a rousing speech to the national convention. 紐約州州長在全國代表大會上作了激動人心的發言。
He gave the after-dinner speech (= a talk given after a formal evening meal at which a large number of people are present). 他在晚宴後作了演說。
Did you hear her acceptance speech at the Oscars ceremony? 你聽了她在奧斯卡頒獎典禮上的得獎感言了嗎?
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(Translation of “speech” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)