in cartooning, a rounded outline containing words; also called [dialogue balloon], speech balloon , word balloon
Speech bubbles began appearing in 18th century printed broadsides and political cartoons from the American Revolution often used them.
- Speech bulb
speech bulb n. A prosthetic speech aid used to close a cleft or other opening in the hard or soft palate, or to replace absent tissue necessary for the production of good speech.
noun 1. a place at which specialists in speech therapy reeducate those with a speech handicap.
noun, Linguistics. 1. the aggregate of all the people who use a given language or dialect. 2. a group of people geographically distributed so that there is no break in intelligibility from place to place. speech community noun 1. a community consisting of all the speakers of a particular language or dialect
noun 1. the reeducation of speech habits that deviate from accepted speech standards.