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Meaning of speaker by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -iːkə( r )


    to speak + -er


    speaker ( plural: speakers )

    1. One who speaks .
      A native English speaker .
    2. Loudspeaker .
    3. ( politics ) The chair or presiding officer of certain legislative bodies, such as the U.K. House of Commons or the U.S. House of Representatives .
    4. One who makes a speech to an audience .
      The company hired a motivational speaker to boost morale .
    5. ( US ) A book containing passages of text for use in speeches .
    6. ( linguistics ) The producer of a given utterance, whether actually spoken or not .

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Explanation of speaker by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance

    2. someone who expresses in language

    3. the speaker at commencement
    4. the presiding officer of a deliberative assembly

    5. the leader of the majority party is the Speaker of the House of Representatives

    Definition of speaker by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Speaker n.
      1. One who speaks. Specifically: One who utters or pronounces a discourse; usually, one who utters a speech in public; as, “the man is a good speaker, or a bad speaker”. One who is the mouthpiece of others; especially, one who presides over, or speaks for, a delibrative assembly, preserving order and regulating the debates; as, “the Speaker of the House of Commons, originally, the mouthpiece of the House to address the king; the Speaker of a House of Representatives.”

      2. A book of selections for declamation. [U. S.]