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speakernoun [C]

  • speaker noun [C] (ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT)

 us   /ˈspi·kər/ a piece of electrical equipment through which recorded or broadcast sound can be heard: We bought new speakers for our stereo system.
  • speaker noun [C] (PERSON WHO KNOWS A LANGUAGE)

 us   /ˈspi·kər/ someone who speaks a particular language: a French/Chinese speaker
  • speaker noun [C] (PERSON WHO GIVES FORMAL TALK)

 us   /ˈspi·kər/ a person who gives a speech at a public event: There will be three speakers at the graduation ceremony. She’s not a good public speaker.
 us   /ˈspi·kər/ A speaker is also the person who controls the way in which business is done in an organization which makes laws, such as the US House of Representatives: the Speaker of the House
  • speaker noun [C] (PERSON SPEAKING)

 /ˈspi·kər/ a person who speaks or is speaking: Will the speaker please identify herself?
literature /ˈspi·kər/ The speaker in a work of literature is the person who is imagined to be saying the written words, or the character who speaks a monologue (= a long speech)
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speakernoun [C]

uk   /ˈspiː.kər/  us   /ˈspiː.kɚ/
  • speaker noun [C] (FORMAL TALK)

B1 a person who gives a speech at a public event: a good public speaker Please join with me in thanking our guest speaker tonight. The Democrats have chosen the Texas state treasurer as the keynote (= most important) speaker at their convention.

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  • speaker noun [C] (ELECTRICAL)

A2 the part of a radio, television, or computer, or of a piece of electrical equipment for playing recorded sound, through which the sound is played. A speaker can be part of the radio, etc. or be separate from it: There's no sound coming out of the right-hand speaker.

Speakernoun [C]

uk   /ˈspiː.kər/  us   /ˈspiː.kɚ/
the person who controls the way in which business is done in an organization which makes laws: He served for eight years as Speaker of the House of Representatives. [as form of address] Mr Speaker, my honourable friend has failed to consider the consequences of his proposal.
(Definition of speaker from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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