• Pronunciation of speaking: S P IY1 K IH0 NG ('spikɪŋ)

  • Number of syllables of speaking: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of speaking

  • Definition of speaking

    • (n): the utterance of intelligible speech  
    • (n): delivering an address to a public audience; "people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking"  
  • Examples of speaking

    • He tried not to stutter when speaking.  
    • She is, figuratively speaking, burning the stake.  
    • Announcers are good at speaking.  
    • They are acting and speaking rashly.  
    • Gavel Club helps inmates sharpen speaking skills.  
    • The president continued speaking uninterrupted.  
    • Generally speaking socialism is doctrinaire.  
    • The newborn was speaking.  
    • Qualitatively speaking, it's the same.  
    • He slurs words when speaking.  

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