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speak·er

 (spē′kər)
n.
1.
a. One who speaks.
b. A spokesperson.
2. One who delivers a public speech.
3. often Speaker The presiding officer of a legislative assembly.
4. The person, sometimes the actual writer but often an assumed character, who is imagined as the source of the words or ideas expressed in a poem.
5. A device that converts electric signals to audible sound.

speak′er·ship′ n.

speaker

(ˈspiːkə)
n
1. a person who speaks, esp at a formal occasion
2. (Electronics) See loudspeaker
ˈspeakership n

Speaker

(ˈspiːkə)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the presiding officer in any of numerous legislative bodies, including the House of Commons in Britain and Canada and the House of Representatives in the US, Australia, and New Zealand

speak•er

(ˈspi kər)

n.
1. a person who speaks.
2. a person who speaks formally before an audience; lecturer; orator.
3. (usu. cap.) the presiding officer of the U.S. House of Representatives, the British House of Commons, or other legislative assemblies.
5. a book of selections for practice in declamation.
[1275–1325]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.speaker - someone who expresses in languagespeaker - 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"
alliterator - a speaker or writer who makes use of alliteration
articulator - someone who pronounces words
caller-up, phoner, telephoner, caller - the person initiating a telephone call; "there were so many callers that he finally disconnected the telephone"
babbler, chatterer, prater, spouter, chatterbox, magpie - an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
conversationalist, conversationist, schmoozer - someone skilled at conversation
dictator - a speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine
drawler - someone who speaks with a drawl
driveller, jabberer - someone whose talk is trivial drivel
ejaculator - a speaker who utters a sudden exclamation
growler - a speaker whose voice sounds like a growl
asker, enquirer, inquirer, querier, questioner - someone who asks a question
lecturer - someone who lectures professionally
lisper - a speaker who lisps
mentioner - a speaker who refers to something briefly or incidentally
motormouth - someone who talks incessantly; "I wish that motormouth would shut up"
mumbler, murmurer, mutterer - a person who speaks softly and indistinctly
narrator, storyteller, teller - someone who tells a story
orator, public speaker, rhetorician, speechifier, speechmaker - a person who delivers a speech or oration
prattler - someone who speaks in a childish way
ranter, raver - someone who rants and raves; speaks in a violent or loud manner
reciter - someone who recites from memory
native speaker - a speaker of a particular language who has spoken that language since earliest childhood; "native speakers of French"
stammerer, stutterer - someone who speaks with involuntary pauses and repetitions
stentor - a speaker with an unusually loud voice
talking head - a talker on television who talks directly into the cameras and whose upper body is all that is shown on the screen
venter - a speaker who expresses or gives vent to a personal opinion or grievance
vociferator - a loud and vehement speaker (usually in protest)
voicer - a speaker who voices an opinion
wailer - a mourner who utters long loud high-pitched cries
whisperer - one who speaks in a whisper
witness, witnesser, informant - someone who sees an event and reports what happened
2.speaker - electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distancespeaker - electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance
bullhorn, loud hailer, loud-hailer - a portable loudspeaker with built-in microphone and amplifier
electro-acoustic transducer - a transducer that converts electrical to acoustic energy or vice versa
P.A., P.A. system, PA system, public address system, PA - an electronic amplification system used as a communication system in public areas
intercom speaker, squawk box, squawker - the loudspeaker on an intercom or public address system
subwoofer - a loudspeaker that is designed to reproduce very low bass frequencies
tannoy - a loudspeaker
tweeter - a loudspeaker that reproduces higher audio frequency sounds; "the sound system had both tweeters and woofers"
woofer - a loudspeaker that reproduces lower audio frequency sounds
3.Speaker - the presiding officer of a deliberative assembly; "the leader of the majority party is the Speaker of the House of Representatives"
presiding officer - the leader of a group meeting

speaker

noun orator, public speaker, lecturer, spokesperson, mouthpiece, spieler (informal), word-spinner, spokesman or spokeswoman He was not a good speaker.

speaker

noun
1. A person who speaks on behalf of another or others:
Informal: mouthpiece.
2. One who delivers a public speech:
Translations
مُتَكَلِّم ، خَطيبمُكَبِّر للصَّوْتمُكَبِرُ الصَّوْت
řečníkreproduktormluvčíhlasatel-ka
talerforedragsholderhøjtalerhøjttaler
puhujapuhemies
govornik
beszélőhangfalhangszóróházelnökszónok
hátalarimælandi; ræîumaîur
話す人
연사
vorbitoarevorbitor
govorecgovornikzvočnik
talarehögtalare
ผู้พูด
konuşmacıses yükselticihoparlör
diễn giả

speaker

[ˈspiːkəʳ] N
1. (gen) → el/la m/f que habla; (in public) → orador(a) m/f; (at conference) → ponente mf, orador(a) m/f; (= lecturer) → conferenciante mf
as the last speaker saidcomo dijo el señor/la señora que acaba de hablar ...
he's a good speakeres buen orador, habla bien
2. [of language] → hablante mf
French speakerslos hablantes de francés, los francoparlantes
he's a French speakerhabla francés
all speakers of Spanishtodos los que hablan español, todos los hispanohablantes
Catalan has several million speakersel catalán es hablado por varios millones
are you a Welsh speaker?¿habla usted galés?
3. (= loud-speaker) → altavoz m, altoparlante m (LAm) speakers [of hi-fi system] → bafles mpl, parlantes mpl
4. (Pol) the Speaker (Brit) → el Presidente/la Presidenta de la Cámara de los Comunes (US) → el Presidente/la Presidenta de la Cámara de los Representantes FRONT BENCH
SPEAKER
En el sistema parlamentario británico el Speaker es la máxima autoridad de la Cámara de los Comunes (House of Commons) y su misión es presidirla y hacer que se guarde el orden y que se acaten las normas establecidas. Es elegido al comienzo de la legislatura por parlamentarios (MPs) de todos los partidos y puede pertenecer a cualquiera de ellos. Una vez que toma posesión de su cargo, el Speaker no vota ni toma la palabra (excepto a nivel oficial) y ha de ser totalmente imparcial. Los parlamentarios suelen comenzar sus discursos dirigiéndose al Speaker en vez de a toda la Cámara, como por ejemplo en: Mister/Madam Speaker, I feel very strongly about this.
En Estados Unidos, el Speaker es el encargado de presidir la Cámara de los Representantes (House of Representatives) y es también el dirigente del partido mayoritario, además de miembro de la Cámara. Es elegido por los miembros de su partido y se encarga de las actas de las sesiones de la Cámara y de actuar como portavoz de su partido. Es uno de los puestos más influyentes del gobierno federal, además de ser el que sigue al Vicepresidente (Vice-President) en la sucesión a la presidencia.

speaker

[ˈspiːkər] n
(at meeting, conference)orateur/trice m/f, intervenant(e) m/f
He's a good public speaker → C'est un bon orateur. guest speaker
(of language)
Are you a Welsh speaker? → Parlez-vous gallois?
an English speaker → un(e) anglophone
a French speaker → un(e) francophone
(= person talking) → locuteur m
(= loudspeaker) → haut-parleur m
(POLITICS) the Speaker (British) le président de la Chambre des communes (US) le président de la Chambre des représentants

speaker

n
(of language)Sprecher m; all speakers of German, all German speakersalle, die Deutsch sprechen, alle Deutsch Sprechenden; (esp native speakers) → alle Deutschsprachigen
Sprecher(in) m(f); (in lecture, = public speaker) → Redner(in) m(f); the last or previous speakerder Vorredner; our speaker today is …der heutige Referent ist …; he’s a good/poor speakerer ist ein guter/schlechter Redner
(= loudspeaker)Lautsprecher m; (on hi-fi etc) → Box f
(Parl) SpeakerSprecher(in) m(f); Mr Speaker˜ Herr Präsident

Speaker

[ˈspiːkəʳ] n (Brit) (Parliament) the Speakeril presidente della Camera dei deputati

speaker

[ˈspiːkəʳ] n
a. (gen) → chi parla; (in discussion) → interlocutore/trice; (in public) → oratore/trice
he's a good/poor speaker → è un buon/pessimo oratore
b. (of language) are you a Welsh speaker?parla gallese?
c. (also loudspeaker) → altoparlante m

speak

(spiːk) past tense spoke (spouk) : past participle ˈspoken (ˈspoukən) verb
1. to say (words) or talk. He can't speak; He spoke a few words to us.
2. (often with to or (American) with) to talk or converse. Can I speak to/with you for a moment?; We spoke for hours about it.
3. to (be able to) talk in (a language). She speaks Russian.
4. to tell or make known (one's thoughts, the truth etc). I always speak my mind.
5. to make a speech, address an audience. The Prime Minister spoke on unemployment.
ˈspeaker noun
1. a person who is or was speaking.
2. (sometimes ˌloudˈspeaker) the device in a radio, record-player etc which converts the electrical impulses into audible sounds. Our record-player needs a new speaker.
ˈspeaking adjective
1. involving speech. a speaking part in a play.
2. used in speech. a pleasant speaking voice.
ˈspoken adjective
produced by speaking. the spoken word.
-spoken
speaking in a particular way. plain-spoken; smooth-spoken.
generally speaking
in general. Generally speaking, men are stronger than women.
speak for itself/themselves
to have an obvious meaning; not to need explaining. The facts speak for themselves.
speak out
to say boldly what one thinks. I feel the time has come to speak out.
speak up
to speak (more) loudly. Speak up! We can't hear you!
to speak of
worth mentioning. He has no talent to speak of.

speaker

مُكَبِرُ الصَّوْت řečník taler Sprecher ομιλητής orador puhuja orateur govornik altoparlante 話す人 연사 spreker taler mówca orador говорящий talare ผู้พูด konuşmacı diễn giả 扬声器
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Laurie bit his lips, and turning a little from the pensive speaker, read the following document, with praiseworthy gravity, considering the spelling:
Now and then after a period of silence, a word was said or a hint given that strangely illuminated the fife of the speaker, a wish became a desire, or a dream, half dead, flared sud- denly into life.
But the young inventor was too busy listening to the unseen speaker to answer his chum, even if he heard what Ned remarked, which is doubtful.
The young man regarded the last speaker in open admiration, and even permitted her fairer, though certainly not more beautiful companion, to proceed unattended, while he sedulously opened the way himself for the passage of her who has been called Cora.
exclaimed the five men in one voice, raising themselves on their hands and elbows, and glaring at the speaker.
But, as thoughts are frozen and utterance benumbed, unless the speaker stand in some true relation with his audience, it may be pardonable to imagine that a friend, a kind and apprehensive, though not the closest friend, is listening to our talk; and then, a native reserve being thawed by this genial consciousness, we may prate of the circumstances that lie around us, and even of ourself, but still keep the inmost Me behind its veil.
How being an anointed pilot-prophet, or speaker of true things, and bidden by the Lord to sound those unwelcome truths in the ears of a wicked nineveh, jonah, appalled at the hostility he should raise, fled from his mission, and sought to escape his duty and his God by taking ship at Joppa.
Oh," said Jurgis, wonderingly, and stated at the speaker in awe.
said the first speaker, handing the old gentleman a bit of his tobacco, with a decidedly brotherly air.
There are orators, politicians, and eloquent men, by the thousand; but the speaker has not yet opened his mouth to speak who is capable of settling the much-vexed questions of the day.
But mainly, think of the exasperation of never knowing which of these meanings the speaker is trying to convey.
Tom Driscoll had been looking at the speaker, but dropped his eyes at this point.