Definitions of speaking

  1.   Uttering speech; very expressive; vivid; lifelike; as, a speaking likeness.
  2.   Seeming to be capable of speech; hence, lifelike; as, a speaking likeness.
  3.   the utterance of intelligible speech
  4.   capable of speech; " the speaking animal"
  5.   Uttering speech; used for conveying speech; as, man is a speaking animal; a speaking tube.
  6.   Expressive; vivid; telling.
  7.   The act of uttering words; the making of addresses in public.
  8.   Act of uttering words; discourse.
  9.   Speakingly.
  10.   Used for speaking with; lifelike; slightly intimate.
  11.   delivering an address to a public audience; " people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking"
  12.   of Speak
  13.   capable of or involving speech or speaking; " human beings-- the speaking animals"; " a speaking part in the play"

Quotes of speaking

  1. He actually came up to me and we started speaking And from that conversation we were able to come to a meeting of the minds and it seemed as if it was clear to me that he wanted to do similar things to what I wanted to do. – Maurice Ashley
  2. In addressing you I feel that I am not so much speaking to the representatives of diverse States of Europe and America as to the exponents of principles and hopes that are common to us all, and without which our life on earth would be a life without horizon or prospect. – Henry Campbell-Bannerman
  3. This is Red Barber speaking Let me say hello to you all. – Red Barber
  4. I was driven to give the best possible performance I could based on the material that was given to me and that material was documentary footage of the President speaking to people. – Timothy Bottoms
  5. To say nothing, especially when speaking is half the art of diplomacy. – Will Durant
  6. I'm speaking for all of us. I'm the spokesman for a generation. – Bob Dylan
  7. He that has a great nose, thinks everybody is speaking of it. – Thomas Fuller
  8. But generally speaking people weren't fired, art jobs were very hard to get, so something really calamitous had to happen to a person who was working there in order for you to find a space. – Gil Kane
  9. An Englishman's way of speaking absolutely classifies him. – Alan Jay Lerner
  10. Biologically speaking if something bites you it's more likely to be female. – Desmond Morris
  11. Invention, strictly speaking is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory; nothing can come of nothing. – Joshua Reynolds
  12. Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk. – Margaret Chase Smith
  13. I remember nearly having a fit of the giggles during the reading because dear Daniel was SO respectful and serious and I was finding the whole situation funny because I was speaking to his profile. – Madeleine Stowe
  14. I think the more you do this and the more comfortable you become on stage, you start speaking more and becoming more of a character in yourself. – Carrot Top
  15. I was never a villain on the stage. I always played strong, sympathetic types. My first stage role with a speaking part, believe it or not, was as a priest. It wasn't until I began acting in films that the producers and directors saw me primarily as a bizarre villain. – Conrad Veidt

Usage examples for speaking

  1. Are- are you speaking to me, monsieur? ” – The Maids of Paradise by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
  2. You heard me speaking – The Rajah of Dah by George Manville Fenn
  3. “ " No. But you've got too speaking a face, Justin dear. ” – The Triumph of Hilary Blachland by Bertram Mitford
  4. Oliver looked round and nodded, as there was no use in speaking in such a noise. ” – The Settlers at Home by Harriet Martineau
  5. Miss Gannion was speaking to me about him, last night. ” – The Dominant Strain by Anna Chapin Ray
  6. “ No one was speaking – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  7. It is the divine voice speaking – The Life Radiant by Lilian Whiting
  8. “ I do not know how long I stood quite still without speaking – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  9. He would- but she was speaking again. ” – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  10. “ A lady near her was speaking to a friend. ” – The Woman With The Fan by Robert Hichens
  11. She knew that Frank was speaking from his heart. ” – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  12. She would not hear of my speaking to you. ” – The Maid of Maiden Lane by Amelia E. Barr
  13. You are speaking of Lady Chetwoode? ” – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  14. With whom could he be speaking at that late hour? ” – The Northern Light by E. Werner
  15. So far as he knew, he might very well be speaking the truth. ” – Oneness by James H. Schmitz
  16. This young Wallingford, of whom we were speaking – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  17. “ Lurida could hardly keep still while the doctor was speaking – A Mortal Antipathy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  18. “ Glaudot told her it was a way of speaking – A World Called Crimson by Darius John Granger
  19. We three sat together for an hour, Francezka doing most of the speaking – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  20. Tell me who is speaking to you. ” – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever

Idioms for speaking