Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun speaking

2 senses of speaking

Sense 1
speaking, speech production -- (the utterance of intelligible speech)
       => utterance, vocalization -- (the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication)

Sense 2
public speaking, speechmaking, speaking, oral presentation -- (delivering an address to a public audience; "people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking")
       => address, speech -- (the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb speak

5 senses of speak

Sense 1
talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise -- (express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")
          Phrasal Verb-> speak up#2

Sense 2
talk, speak -- (exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")
          Phrasal Verb-> speak for#1

Sense 3
speak, talk -- (use language; "the baby talks already"; "the prisoner won't speak"; "they speak a strange dialect")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

Sense 4
address, speak -- (give a speech to; "The chairman addressed the board of trustees")

Sense 5
speak -- (make a characteristic or natural sound; "The drums spoke")
       => sound -- (give off a certain sound or sounds; "This record sounds scratchy")

Antonyms of adj speaking

1 sense of speaking

Sense 1
speaking (prenominal) (vs. nonspeaking) -- (capable of or involving speech or speaking; "human beings--the speaking animals"; "a speaking part in the play")

nonspeaking (vs. speaking), walk-on -- (not capable of or especially not involving speech or spoken lines; "had a nonspeaking role in the play")

Similarity of adj speaking

1 sense of speaking

Sense 1
speaking (prenominal) (vs. nonspeaking) -- (capable of or involving speech or speaking; "human beings--the speaking animals"; "a speaking part in the play")
       => tongued -- (having a manner of speaking as specified; often used in combination; "golden-tongued"; "sharp-tongued")

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