oral communication, voice communication, spoken language, spoken communication, speech communication, language, speech
n. (language) communication by word of mouth; "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"
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n. a manner of speaking; "he spoke with a thick tongue"; "she has a glib tongue"
actor's line, words, speech
n. words making up the dialogue of a play; "the actor forgot his speech"
manner of speaking, delivery, speech
n. your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally; "his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"; "her speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight accent in his speech"
idiom, parlance
n. a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language
choice of words, verbiage, phraseology, phrasing, diction, wording
n. the manner in which something is expressed in words; "use concise military verbiage"- G.S.Patton
n. vulgar or irreverent speech or action
n. the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
diction, enunciation
n. the articulation of speech regarded from the point of view of its intelligibility to the audience
causerie, chin-wagging, chin-wag, tittle-tattle, chit-chat, chin wagging, chin wag, small talk, chit chat, gossip, gabfest, gab, chitchat
n. light informal conversation for social occasions
talking, talk
n. an exchange of ideas via conversation; "let's have more work and less talk around here"
accent, idiom, dialect
n. the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people; "the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English"; "he has a strong German accent"; "it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy"
n. the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)
slang term, slang expression, slang
n. informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar; "their speech was full of slang expressions"
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