Meaning of “maiden speech” in the English Dictionary

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"maiden speech" in British English

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maiden speechnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌmeɪ.dən ˈspiːtʃ/ us /ˌmeɪ.dən ˈspiːtʃ/

the first formal speech made by a British Member of Parliament in the House of Commons or by a member of the House of Lords

(Definition of “maiden speech” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)