public speaker

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public speaking

The act, art, or process of making effective speeches before an audience.

public speaker n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.public speaker - a person who delivers a speech or orationpublic speaker - a person who delivers a speech or oration
eulogist, panegyrist - an orator who delivers eulogies or panegyrics
elocutionist - a public speaker trained in voice production and gesture and delivery
haranguer - a public speaker who delivers a loud or forceful or angry speech
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"
spellbinder - an orator who can hold his listeners spellbound
tub-thumper - a noisy and vigorous or ranting public speaker
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As a clever traveler had announced in an after-dinner speech at the Alta-Pacific, "There was honor amongst thieves, and this was what distinguished thieves from honest men.
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I had a good after-dinner speech and earned a decent living doing it," he says.
The bash, which will cost PS50 a head, includes a four-course dinner, after-dinner speech by England's legendary World Cup-winning keeper Gordon Banks, and comedian Mick Monroe.
The Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister joked at her debut after-dinner speech at London's Savoy Hotel that she has come to found out that recognition has its upside, its downside and "its backside," the Mirror reported.
Evening entertainment at this year's event included an after-dinner speech by TV presenter and doctor RicK O'Shea.
The ex-Ryder Cup captain collapsed while about to give an after-dinner speech at a hotel in Aberdeen.
GOOD to hear that former footballer and reality TV star Neil 'Razor' Ruddock will appear at the Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence and Spa next month to give an after-dinner speech.
Evening entertainment at this year s event included an after-dinner speech by TV presenter and doctor Rick O Shea.
Britain's first and only Olympic ski jumper hosted an evening at the home and joined residents for a three-course supper before giving an after-dinner speech.
Anyone who has ever given an after-dinner speech will know what the man has been through.