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Definitions of speaker

  1. electro- acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance
  2. the presiding officer of a deliberative assembly; " the leader of the majority party is the Speaker of the House of Representatives"
  3. someone who expresses in language; someone who talks ( especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); " the speaker at commencement"; " an utterer of useful maxims"
  4. One who speaks.
  5. One who utters or pronounces a discourse; usually, one who utters a speech in public; as, the man is a good speaker, or a bad speaker.
  6. One who is the mouthpiece of others; especially, one who presides over, or speaks for, a delibrative assembly, preserving order and regulating the debates; as, the Speaker of the House of Commons, originally, the mouthpiece of the House to address the king; the Speaker of a House of Representatives.
  7. A book of selections for declamation.
  8. One who utters words; one who delivers a speech or speeches in public; the presiding officer of a lawmaking body, as Congress.
  9. One who speaks: the person who presides in a deliberative or legislative body, as the House of Representatives.
  10. SPEAKERSHIP.
  11. One who speaks; orator; presiding officer in a deliberative body.
  12. One who speaks; an orator.
  13. The presiding officer of a legislative body.
  14. One who speaks; one who pronounces a discourse; the president of a deliberative assembly, especially of the House of Commons.
  15. One who speaks; the chairman of the House of Commons.
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Usage examples for speaker

  1. In his enthusiasm the speaker rose and leaned over the chair of his astonished wife. – Jewel's Story Book by Clara Louise Burnham
  2. The last speaker seemed to have said the final word on the subject. – Stories of the Prophets (Before the Exile) by Isaac Landman
  3. He was a splendid speaker was Adam. – A Minstrel In France by Harry Lauder
  4. 327. " Whether the person mentioned was seen by the speaker a long or short time before." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. As a speaker and a writer he had no superior among his contemporaries. – Plutarch's Lives Volume III. by Plutarch
  6. Nor did it seem to me to be possible that I should ever become a good speaker – Autobiography of Anthony Trollope by Anthony Trollope
  7. The speaker mentioned them, but they were but little noticed, and yet they had gone down to death for their country, gone down for a cause they believed was right and still believe was right, though I grant to the other side the same that I ask for myself. – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  8. She is so generous as to try and make me believe that I have done no harm- you have convinced her that my behavior, selfish and weak as it was- selfish and weak-" he repeated, like a speaker who has lost his notes. – Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
  9. The speaker is a jemadar of the 59th. – Leaves from a Field Note-Book by J. H. Morgan
  10. The speaker had begun to laugh again. – Darrel of the Blessed Isles by Irving Bacheller
  11. Crayford was the speaker – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  12. " No danger of yer catchin' nuthin' here," asserted the unseen speaker – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  13. The speaker looked up suddenly. – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  14. Harry having recognised in the speaker his old friend General Sampson, briefly explained what had happened and said that he was on the point of starting to see his father. – Won from the Waves by W.H.G. Kingston
  15. And, all unconsciously, the speaker had more completely won Yvonne's heart. – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  16. The speaker once again prepared to rest. – The Iron Furrow by George C. Shedd
  17. He is another speaker of cruel truths. – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  18. Success as a speaker was not within his reach. – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  19. Was he a better speaker than my father? – The Story Of Waitstill Baxter by By Kate Douglas Wiggin
  20. But the speaker raised his hand, and silence waited his next words. – Harding's luck by E. [Edith] Nesbit
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