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Meaning of “speech” - Learner’s Dictionary

speech

noun     /spiːtʃ/
SAY WORDS [U]
B1 someone's ability to talk, or an example of someone talking: His speech was very slow and difficult to understand. These changes can be seen in both speech and writing.Informal talking and conversationPhonology and phonetics
PUBLIC TALK [C]
B2 a formal talk that someone gives to a group of people: I had to make a speech at my brother's wedding.Lecturing and addressing
free speech/freedom of speech
the right to say or write what you want →  See also figure of speech , reported speech Human rightsDebate and discussion
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