speaking Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"speaking" in British English

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speakingnoun [U]

us   /ˈspiː.kɪŋ/
the ​act or ​skill of giving a ​speech at a ​publicevent: She ​looks on ​public speaking as an ​opportunity to ​shareinformation.

-speakingsuffix

uk   us   /-spiː.kɪŋ/
using the ​statedlanguage: a Spanish-speaking ​country
(Definition of speaking from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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speakingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈspi·kɪŋ/
the ​act or ​skill of giving a ​speech at a ​publicevent: She ​looks on ​public speaking as an ​opportunity to ​shareinformation. 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)
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