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lokwor* gen act
nbsp; lokw* + r*
To speak.

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Speech and Speaking

Spoken Language

lokw* Speech
Locution, talk, parlance, verbal intercourse, prolation [archaic], oral communication, word of mouth, parole, palaver, prattle.

lokwor* Speaker: spokesman; prolocutor, interlocutor; mouthpiece, Hermes; orator, oratrix, oratress; rhetorician, lecturer, preacher, prelector or prælector; elocutionist, reciter, reader [U. S.]; spellbinder; stump -, platform- orator; speechmaker, patterer, monologist, monologuist, improvisator.


Oration, recitation, delivery, say [colloq.], speech, lecture, prelection or prælection, harangue, sermon, tirade, formal speech, peroration; speechifying; soliloquy; allocution; interlocution; salutatory [U. S.]; screed; valedictory [U. S.].

Oratory, elocution, eloquence, rhetoric, declamation; grandiloquence, multiloquence, talkativeness; burst of eloquence; facundity [obs.]; flow -, command- of -words, - language; copia verborum [L.]; power of speech, gift of the gab [colloq.]; usus loquendi [L.].


voice; vocality; organ, lungs, bellows; good voice, fine voice, powerful voice (loud) [more]; musical voice [more]; intonation; tone of voice (sound) [more].
vocalization; cry [more]; strain, utterance, prolation; exclamation, ejaculation, vociferation, ecphonesis; enunciation, articulation; articulate sound, distinctness; clearness of articulation; stage whisper; delivery.
accent, accentuation; emphasis, stress; broad accent, strong accent, pure accent, native accent, foreign accent; pronunciation.
[Word similarly pronounced] homonym.
orthoepy; cacoepy; euphony (melody) [more].
gastriloquism, ventriloquism; ventriloquist; polyphonism, polyphonist.
[Science of voice] phonology (sound) [more].


aphony, aphonia; dumbness; obmutescence; absence of voice, want of voice; dysphony; cacoopy; silence (taciturnity) [more]; raucity; harsh voice [more] , unmusical voice [more] ; falsetto, "childish treble mute"; dummy.


speech, faculty of speech; locution, talk, parlance, verbal intercourse, prolation, oral communication, word of mouth, parole, palaver, prattle; effusion.
oration, recitation, delivery, say, speech, lecture, harangue, sermon, tirade, formal speech, peroration; speechifying; soliloquy [more]; allocution [more]; interlocution [more]; salutatory [U.S.]; screed: valedictory [U.S.]. oratory; elocution, eloquence; rhetoric, declamation; grandiloquence, multiloquence; burst of eloquence; facundity; flow of words, command of words, command of language; copia verborum; power of speech, gift of the gab; usus loquendi.
speaker; spokesman; prolocutor, interlocutor; mouthpiece, Hermes; orator, oratrix, oratress; Demosthenes, Cicero; rhetorician; stump orator, platform orator; speechmaker, patterer, improvisatore.

Stammering (Imperfect Speech)

inarticulateness; stammering; hesitation; impediment in one's speech; titubancy, traulism; whisper (faint sound) [more]; lisp, drawl, tardiloquence; nasal tone, nasal accent; twang; falsetto (want of voice) [more]; broken voice, broken accents, broken sentences.
brogue [more]; slip of the tongue, lapsus linouae


allocution, alloquy, address; speech [more]; apostrophe, interpellation, appeal, invocation, salutation; word in the ear.
[Feigned dialogue] dialogism.
platform [more]; plank; audience (interview) [more].


interlocution; collocution, colloquy, converse, conversation, confabulation, talk, discourse, verbal intercourse; oral communication, commerce; dialogue, duologue, trialogue.
causerie, chat, chitchat; small talk, table talk, tea-table talk, town talk, village talk, idle talk; tattle, gossip, tittle-tattle; babble, babblement; tripotage, cackle, prittle-prattle, cancan, on dit; talk of the town, talk of the village.
conference, parley, interview, audience, pourparler; tete-a-tete; reception, conversazione; congress (council) [more]; powwow [U.S.].
hall of audience, durbar.
palaver, debate, logomachy, war of words.
gossip, tattler; tabby; chatterer (loquacity) [more]; interlocutor (spokesman) [more]; conversationist, dialogist.

Soliloquy (speech to/among oneself)

Soliloquy, monologue, apostrophe; monology.

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