Meaning of “speaking” in the English Dictionary

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speakingnoun [ U ]

us /ˈspi·kɪŋ/

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.

(Definition of “speaking” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)