speech

(noun) The vocalization of sound to communicate meaning through language.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: speeches
  • Also called:
    • oral communication
    • speech communication 
    • spoken communication 
    • spoken language 
    • voice communication

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How to Cite the Definition of Speech

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “speech.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 14, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/speech/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

speech. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/speech/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “speech.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/speech/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“speech.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 14 Nov. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/speech/>.