Synonyms of speaking


1. speaking, speech production, utterance, vocalization

usage: the utterance of intelligible speech

2. public speaking, speechmaking, speaking, oral presentation, address, speech

usage: delivering an address to a public audience; "people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking"


1. talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise, communicate, intercommunicate

usage: express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

2. talk, speak, communicate, intercommunicate

usage: exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"

3. speak, talk, communicate, intercommunicate

usage: use language; "the baby talks already"; "the prisoner won't speak"; "they speak a strange dialect"

4. address, speak

usage: give a speech to; "The chairman addressed the board of trustees"

5. speak, sound

usage: make a characteristic or natural sound; "The drums spoke"


1. speaking(prenominal) (vs. nonspeaking), tongued

usage: capable of or involving speech or speaking; "human beings--the speaking animals"; "a speaking part in the play"

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