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spo·ken

 (spō′kən)
v.
Past participle of speak.
adj.
1. Expressed orally; uttered: spoken words.
2. Speaking or using speech in a specified manner or voice. Often used in combination: soft-spoken; plainspoken.

spoken

(ˈspəʊkən)
vb
the past participle of speak
adj
1. uttered through the medium of speech. Compare written
2. (in combination) having speech as specified: soft-spoken.
3. spoken for engaged, reserved, or allocated

spo•ken

(ˈspoʊ kən)

v.
1. a pp. of speak.
adj.
2. uttered or expressed by speaking; oral.
3. speaking, or using speech, as specified (usu. used in combination): plain-spoken; soft-spoken.
Idioms:
spoken for, claimed or reserved: This seat is spoken for.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spoken - uttered through the medium of speech or characterized by speech; sometimes used in combination; "a spoken message"; "the spoken language"; "a soft-spoken person"; "sharp-spoken"
articulate - expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language; "articulate speech"; "an articulate orator"; "articulate beings"
written - set down in writing in any of various ways; "written evidence"

spoken

adjective verbal, voiced, expressed, uttered, oral, said, told, unwritten, phonetic, by word of mouth, put into words, viva voce written and spoken communication skills
spoken for
1. reserved, booked, claimed, chosen, selected, set aside The top jobs in the party are already spoken for.
2. engaged, taken, going out with someone, betrothed (archaic), going steady Both girls, I remind him, are spoken for.

spoken

adjective
1. Expressed or transmitted in speech:
2. Produced by the voice:
Translations
مَنطوق
mluvený
kimondott
talaîur

spoken

[ˈspəʊkən]
A. PP of speak
B. ADJhablado
the spoken languagela lengua hablada
see also well-spoken

spoken

[ˈspəʊkən] adj [language, dialogue] → parlé(e)
the spoken word → la parole

spoken

ptp of speak
adj languagegesprochen; his spoken English is better than …er spricht Englisch besser als …; spoken-voice recordSprechplatte f; the spoken worddas gesprochene Wort

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.

spoken

v. pp. de to speak, hablado.

spoken

pp de speak