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One who writes speeches for others, especially as a profession.

speech′writ′ing n.


a person who writes speeches for important people such as politicians


(ˈspitʃˌraɪ tər)

a person who writes speeches on assignment, as for a politician.
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Noun1.speechwriter - a writer who composes speeches for others to deliver
author, writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
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Summary: Washington [US], Feb 10 (ANI): US President Donald Trump on Saturday said "lives are being shattered" by a mere allegation in the wake of the resignations of former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter and Speechwriter David Sorensen following allegations of domestic abuse.
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