[mahk-si-mee-lee-ahn fuh n] /ˌmɑk sɪˈmi liˌɑn fən/ (Show IPA), 1861–1941, German admiral.
noun 1. the faculty or power of speaking; oral communication; ability to express one’s thoughts and emotions by speech sounds and gesture: Losing her speech made her feel isolated from humanity. 2. the act of speaking: He expresses himself better in speech than in writing. 3. something that is spoken; an utterance, remark, or declaration: […]
noun, Philosophy, Linguistics. 1. any of the acts that may be performed by a speaker in making an utterance, as stating, asking, requesting, advising, warning, or persuading, considered in terms of the content of the message, the intention of the speaker, and the effect on the listener. noun (philosophy) 1. an utterance that constitutes some […]
- Speech balloon
noun See speech bubble
- Speech bubble
noun in cartooning, a rounded outline containing words; also called [dialogue balloon], speech balloon , word balloon Examples Speech bubbles began appearing in 18th century printed broadsides and political cartoons from the American Revolution often used them.