formal speech

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  • give a formal speech — index declaim Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • formal — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)m(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦ formals 1) ADJ GRADED Formal speech or behaviour is very correct and serious rather than relaxed and friendly, and is used especially in official situations. He wrote a very formal letter of apology to Douglas... Business …   English dictionary

  • Speech — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Speech >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 speech speech faculty of speech Sgm: N 1 locution locution talk parlance verbal intercourse prolation oral communication word of mouth parole palaver prattle …   English dictionary for students

  • speech — Synonyms and related words: ESP, address, after dinner speech, alliteration, allocution, allusion, anacoluthon, anadiplosis, analogy, anaphora, anastrophe, answer, answering, antiphrasis, antithesis, antonomasia, apophasis, aporia, aposiopesis,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • speech — /speech/, n. 1. the faculty or power of speaking; oral communication; ability to express one s thoughts and emotions by speech sounds and gesture: Losing her speech made her feel isolated from humanity. 2. the act of speaking: He expresses… …   Universalium

  • Formal — Form al (f[^o]rm al), a. [L. formalis: cf. F. formel.] 1. Belonging to the form, shape, frame, external appearance, or organization of a thing. [1913 Webster] 2. Belonging to the constitution of a thing, as distinguished from the matter composing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Formal cause — Formal Form al (f[^o]rm al), a. [L. formalis: cf. F. formel.] 1. Belonging to the form, shape, frame, external appearance, or organization of a thing. [1913 Webster] 2. Belonging to the constitution of a thing, as distinguished from the matter… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Speech community — is a concept in sociolinguistics that describes a more or less discrete group of people who use language in a unique and mutually accepted way among themselves.Speech communities can be members of a profession with a specialized jargon, distinct… …   Wikipedia

  • speech — W2S2 [spi:tʃ] n [: Old English; Origin: sprAc, spAc] 1.) a talk, especially a formal one about a particular subject, given to a group of people ▪ a campaign speech give/make/deliver a speech ▪ Each child had to give a short speech to the rest of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • speech — [ spitʃ ] noun *** 1. ) count a formal occasion when someone speaks to an audience: He began his speech by outlining his plans for the coming year. make/give/deliver a speech: The queen made a wonderful speech in reply. a ) the words that someone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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