speechifier


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speech·i·fy

 (spē′chə-fī′)
intr.v. speech·i·fied, speech·i·fy·ing, speech·i·fies
To give a speech: "In Washington, cabinet secretaries pose and speechify" (Jonathan Alter).

speech′i·fi′er n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.speechifier - a person who delivers a speech or orationspeechifier - 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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speechifier

noun
One who delivers a public speech:
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References in periodicals archive ?
There will be the sanctimonious scold, improvising new versions of "I told you so." There will be the tone-deaf speechifier, stringing together four or five unrelated points, flouting the form by adding "Don't you agree?" at the end.
In fact, it was based on a single speechifier, one inspired, passionate, fearless, utterly reckless orator, a man--nay, a prophet, a supreme genius--ranting from a balcony, ranting on radio, in newspapers, through state media, as a one-man spin machine, ranting to a million underlings who all turned their faces, as shiny and gleaming as tiles on a bathroom floor, to him.
Exposed in all his wretched vapidness, he wilted before the masterful speechifier yesterday.
This book contains dozens of figures of gestures involving the hands, feet, and entire bodies (poses that would strike us as hilarious today and would get a modern speechifier laughed off the stage).