(in public speaking) a manner of utterance that resembles the spontaneity and informality of relaxed personal conversation.
noun 1. any object that arouses comment because of some striking or unusual quality. 2. group portraiture representing more or less fashionable people either in an interior or landscape setting. 3. a play that relies for its effect mainly on the cleverness of its dialogue rather than on plot or action. noun 1. something, esp […]
noun 1. an English chair of the 18th century designed to be straddled facing the back of the chair with the elbows resting on the crest rail: an English imitation of the voyeuse.
noun 1. a usually sunken portion of a room or living area with chairs, sofas, etc., often grouped around a fireplace, where people can gather to talk. noun phrase A sunken area in the floor of a living room where people may gather to chat (1960s+)
noun a remark that is outrageous or unexpected and thereby halts discussion