(noun) The vocalization of sound to communicate meaning through language.
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Audio Pronunciation: (speech)
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- Plural: speeches
- Also called:
- oral communication
- speech communication
- spoken communication
- spoken language
- voice communication
- Word origin of “speech” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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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 June 16, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/speech/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
speech. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/speech/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “speech.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 16, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/speech/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“speech.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 16 Jun. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/speech/>.