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One who makes a speech.

speech′mak′ing n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.speechmaker - a person who delivers a speech or orationspeechmaker - 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


One who delivers a public speech:
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At his speech at McCormick Place in Chicago, one could see that the job had aged him, as it does every president, but he was in good form, and when he's in good form there is no political speechmaker in America who can match him.
On the contrary, they are the kind of speeches that are made by ordinary men and women at extraordinary moments -- the kind of speeches that remain hidden in the hearts of both listener and speechmaker forever.
This magazine explained that Jefferson's poor ability as a speechmaker led him to abandon the practice of delivering the message in person.
As one speechmaker noted, 'Pride is a protest' and the more sombre march seemed to reect that.
The Olympiad included the following nominations: The Best Composition, Young Reciter, Young Speechmaker, oral examination in Russian language, oral exam in history of Russia and Russian culture.
However, no one could accuse a speechmaker of being rude for speaking too long," GE[micro]nE-ltaE- added.
If that is his strategy, does Barack Obama, the great speechmaker, have what it takes to build the necessary relationships behind the scenes?
Reading political newspapers transforms La Tribuna and turns her into a speechmaker and avid defender of the Republic .
Another prominent speechmaker in this vein was George Julian Harney, who had worked for a time in the Poor Man's Guardian office, adopted some of O'Brien's ideas, helped to establish the East London Democratic Association, and served as a delegate to several national Chartist bodies.
Prendergast was again the speechmaker when the Women Bookbinders and Stationery Employees Association presented her with "a handsome bag and gold bracelet" at a May 1911 social attended by more than 500 people.
While the United States' westward expansion to the Pacific and then to Japan was achieved largely by "Old Rough and Ready" Zachary Taylor's victories in the US aggressive invasion of Mexico (1848) and by Commodore Matthew Perry's black gunboats anchored in Japan's Tokyo Bay (1853-54), our speechmaker presents this globalization of Manifest Destiny as a tranquil unfolding (to the "gentle breezes of the peaceful sea," i.