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Definizione monolingua speak



speak (third-person singular simple present speaks or (archaic) speaketh, present participle speaking, simple past spoke or (archaic) spake, past participle spoken)

  1. (intransitive) To communicate with ones voice, to say words out loud.
    I was so surprised I couldnt speak.
    Youre speaking too fast.
  2. (intransitive) To have a conversation.
    Its been ages since weve spoken.
  3. (by extension) To communicate or converse by some means other than orally, such as writing or facial expressions.
    He spoke of it in his diary
    Speak to me only with your eyes.
    I just spoke with them on IRC.
    Actions speak louder than words.
  4. (intransitive) To deliver a message to a group; to deliver a speech.
    This evening I shall speak on the topic of correct English usage.
  5. (transitive) To be able to communicate in a language.
    He speaks Mandarin fluently.
  6. (transitive) To utter.
    I was so surprised that I couldnt speak a word.
    • 1611, Authorized King James Version (Bible translation), Jeremiah 9:5:
      And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.
  7. (transitive) To communicate (some fact or feeling); to bespeak, to indicate.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick:
      There he sat, his very indifference speaking a nature in which there lurked no civilized hypocrisies and bland deceits.

speak (uncountable)

  1. language, jargon, or terminology used uniquely in a particular environment or group.
    Corporate speak; IT speak

Definizione italiano>inglese speak

  to communicate with one's voice
  To communicate by the use of sounds that are interpreted as language; to communicate verbally.

Altri significati:

Traduzione 'veloce'

parlare |gergo |chiacchierare |conversare |dire |discorrere |esprimere |favellare |fiatare |intendere |interloquire |manifestare |menzionare |raccontare |suonare |

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