spoken

Anything that's spoken is said out loud. "Spoken word" is a genre of poetry that is meant to be recited and performed in front of an audience.

Spoken is the past participle of the verb speak, but it's also an adjective that describes things that are uttered or said or articulated or voiced. It's often used in combination with another adjective, like a soft-spoken friend or a blunt-spoken teacher. It can also distinguish one thing from a written version: "I'm taking a spoken exam instead of a written one, so I should do fine."

Definitions of spoken
  1. adjective
    uttered through the medium of speech or characterized by speech; sometimes used in combination
    “a spoken message”
    “the spoken language”
    “a soft- spoken person”
    “sharp- spoken
    Synonyms:
    articulate
    expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language
    expressed, uttered, verbalised, verbalized
    communicated in words
    oral, unwritten
    using speech rather than writing
    verbal
    expressed in spoken words
    viva-voce, word-of-mouth
    expressed orally
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    Antonyms:
    written
    set down in writing in any of various ways
    scripted, written
    written as for a film or play or broadcast
    backhand, left-slanting
    (of handwriting) having the letters slanting backward
    cursive
    having successive letter joined together
    engrossed
    written formally in a large clear script, as a deed or other legal document
    graphic, graphical, in writing
    written or drawn or engraved
    handwritten
    written by hand
    holographic
    written wholly in the handwriting of the signer
    inscribed
    written (by handwriting, printing, engraving, or carving) on or in a surface
    longhand
    having words written out in full by hand
    scrivened
    copied in handwriting
    shorthand
    written in abbreviated or symbolic form
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