speech communication

DEFINITIONS OF: speech communication

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n (language) communication by word of mouth

Synonyms:
language, oral communication, speech, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication
Examples:
Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
negotiations between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics opened in 1969 in Helsinki designed to limit both countries' stock of nuclear weapons
Types:
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words
the words that are spoken
orthoepy, pronunciation
the way a word or a language is customarily spoken
conversation
the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
discussion, give-and-take, word
an exchange of views on some topic
expression, locution, saying
a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
non-standard speech
speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community
idiolect
the language or speech of one individual at a particular period in life
monologue
a long utterance by one person (especially one that prevents others from participating in the conversation)
charm, magic spell, magical spell, spell
a verbal formula believed to have magical force
dictation
speech intended for reproduction in writing
monologue, soliloquy
speech you make to yourself
Beatitude
one of the eight sayings of Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount; in Latin each saying begins with `beatus' (blessed)
logion
a saying of Jesus that is regarded as authentic although it is not recorded in the Gospels
calque, calque formation, loan translation
an expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language
advice and consent
a legal expression in the United States Constitution that allows the Senate to constrain the President's powers of appointment and treaty-making
ambiguity
an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context
euphemism
an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh
dysphemism
an offensive or disparaging expression that is substituted for an inoffensive one
shucks
an expression of disappointment or irritation
Received Pronunciation
the approved pronunciation of British English; originally based on the King's English as spoken at public schools and at Oxford and Cambridge Universities (and widely accepted elsewhere in Britain); until recently it was the pronunciation of English used in British broadcasting
tongue twister
an expression that is difficult to articulate clearly
crossfire
a lively or heated interchange of ideas and opinions
phatic communication, phatic speech
conversational speech used to communicate sociability more than information
exchange
a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one)
chat, confab, confabulation, schmoose, schmooze
an informal conversation
gossiping, gossipmongering
a conversation that spreads personal information about other people
talk, talking
an exchange of ideas via conversation
nothings
inconsequential conversation
commerce
social exchange, especially of opinions, attitudes, etc.
colloquy
formal conversation
argument, argumentation, debate
a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
rap
voluble conversation
rap session
conversation in a situation where feelings can be expressed and criticized or supported
second-hand speech
overheard conversation (especially overheard cellphone conversation)
table talk
conversation during a meal
telephone conversation
a conversation over the telephone
tete-a-tete
a private conversation between two people
deliberation
(usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question
conference, group discussion
a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic
panel discussion
discussion of a subject of public interest by a group of persons forming a panel usually before an audience
post-mortem, postmortem
discussion of an event after it has occurred
public discussion, ventilation
free and open discussion of (or debate on) some question of public interest
dialogue, negotiation, talks
a discussion intended to produce an agreement
anatomical, anatomical reference
an expression that relates to anatomy
southernism
a locution or pronunciation peculiar to the southern United States
catchword, motto, shibboleth, slogan
a favorite saying of a sect or political group
axiom, maxim
a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits
epigram, quip
a witty saying
adage, byword, proverb, saw
a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
idiom, idiomatic expression, phrasal idiom, phrase, set phrase
an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
agrapha
sayings of Jesus not recorded in the canonical Gospels
sumpsimus
a correct expression that takes the place of a popular but incorrect expression
baby talk, babytalk
the developing speech of a young child
baby talk, babytalk, motherese
an adult's imitation of the speech of a young child
accent, dialect, idiom
the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
localism
a phrase or pronunciation that is peculiar to a particular locality
regionalism
a feature (as a pronunciation or expression or custom) that is characteristic of a particular region
telegraphese
language characterized by terseness and ellipsis as in telegrams
vernacular
the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)
argot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular
a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
slang, slang expression, slang term
informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar
conjuration, incantation
a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect
curse, hex, jinx, whammy
an evil spell
Type of:
auditory communication
communication that relies on hearing
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