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speaking - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'speaking' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Speaking [ a.]
- Uttering speech; used for conveying speech; as, man is a speaking animal; a speaking tube.
- Seeming to be capable of speech; hence, lifelike; as, a speaking likeness.
2 . Speaking [ p. pr. & vb. n.]
- of Speak

Meaning of 'speaking' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . speaking [ n]
Meaning (1):
- delivering an address to a public audience
Example in sentence:
  • people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking
2 . speaking [ a]
Meaning (2):
- capable of or involving speech or speaking
Example in sentence:
  • a speaking part in the play;
  • human beings--the speaking animals