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Another word for speech

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Noun
  1. The faculty, act, or product of speaking

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  2. A usually formal oral communication to an audience

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  3. A system of terms used by a people sharing a history and culture

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Another word for speech

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  • A sermon is a speech by a clergyman intended to give religious or moral instruction and usually based on Scriptural text
  • Talk suggests informality and is applied either to an impromptu speech or to an address or lecture in which the speaker deliberately uses a simple, conversational approach
  • A lecture is a carefully prepared speech intended to inform or instruct the audience a lecture to a college class
  • Oration suggests an eloquent, rhetorical, sometimes merely bombastic speech, esp. one delivered on some special occasion political orations
  • Address implies a formal, carefully prepared speech and usually attributes importance to the speaker or the speech an address to a legislature
  • Speech is the general word for a discourse delivered to an audience, whether prepared or impromptu