Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
speech /spi:tʃ/
  • danh từ
    • khả năng nói, năng lực nói
      • to lose the power (faculty) of speech: không nói được nữa
    • lời nói, lời
    • cách nói
      • to be show of speech: chậm mồm chậm miệng
    • bài nói, bài diễn văn
      • to deliver a speech: đọc một bài diễn văn
    • ngôn ngữ (của một dân tộc)
    • (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) tin đồn, lời đồn
Concise Dictionary
+the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
+(language) communication by word of mouth
+something spoken
+the exchange of spoken words
+your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
+a lengthy rebuke
+words making up the dialogue of a play
+the mental faculty or power of vocal communication

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 speaking, talking, articulation, diction, language, expression, enunciation, elocution, speech pattern; communication:
His speech is marred by a lisp. Martha studied speech at a well-known drama school.
2 oration, address, lecture, talk, discourse, disquisition, sermon, homily; tirade, harangue, philippic; (sales) pitch, line, song and dance; Colloq spiel, blast:
Her speech left her audience awed with her knowledge of the subject. When the householder opens the door, you launch into your speech about the encyclopedia.
3 dialect, idiolect, jargon, parlance, idiom, façon de parler, language, tongue, Colloq lingo:
English speech varieties range from Scots to Cockney to Texan to Jamaican.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 [C] ~ (on / about sth) a formal talk that a person gives to an audience: to give / make / deliver a speech on human rights + He made the announcement in a speech on television. + Several people made speeches at the wedding.
2 [U] the ability to speak: I seemed to have lost the power of speech. + a speech defect + freedom of speech (= the right to say openly what you think)
3 [U] the way in which a particular person speaks: Her speech was slurred-she was clearly drunk.
4 [U] the language used when speaking: This expression is used mainly in speech, not in writing. + speech sounds
5 [C] a group of lines that an actor speaks in a play in the theatre: She has the longest speech in the play.
Collocation Dictionary

1 speaking


careful, clear, clipped | casual | impaired | slurred
She could tell by his slurred speech that he had been drinking.
| connected, continuous, fluent | natural, normal, ordinary | spontaneous | direct | indirect, reported | free
The demonstrators were demanding rights of assembly and free speech.
| conversational, everyday | children's, female, human, etc. | middle-class, working-class, etc.


Most people have speech, but significantly fewer have writing.


act | style | defect, impairment, impediment | therapist, therapy | community
phonological variation in a speech community


in ~
Certain grammatical rules must be followed when describing a conversation in reported speech.


a figure of speech
When we talk about ‘selfish’ genes it is just a figure of speech.
| freedom of speech
the right of/to freedom of speech
| the power of speech
He temporarily lost the power of speech after the accident.

2 formal talk


brief, little, short | interminable, long, long-winded, rambling | keynote, major | eloquent, excellent, good | emotional, impassioned, rousing, stirring | boring | impromptu | public | televised | political | opening | closing | acceptance, after-dinner, Budget, campaign, conference, farewell, inaugural
The prizewinner gave an emotional acceptance speech. the Chancellor's Budget speech
| maiden
her maiden speech in the House of Commons


deliver, give, make | broadcast
His speech was broadcast on national radio.
| write


in a/the ~ | ~ about/on
She made a stirring campaign speech on improving the lot of the unemployed.
| ~ to
In her speech to the House of Commons, she outlined her vision of Britain in the 21st century.

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