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[speech-mey-ker] /ˈspitʃˌmeɪ kər/
a person who delivers speeches.
Origin of speechmaker
First recorded in 1700-10; speech + maker
Related forms
speechmaking, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "Yea, Earl, you're quite a speechmaker," cried his brother gleefully.

  • I am no speechmaker, but this you may rely on while I continue to be Harry Jekyl.

    St. Ronan's Well Sir Walter Scott
  • In after years I sailed under the command of this speechmaker.

  • I wish to say—as you would know if you lived in Michigan—that I am not a speechmaker.

    Speeches of Benjamin Harrison Benjamin Harrison
  • I am not much of a speechmaker, and I assure you that little effort cost me a good deal of thought.

    The Golden Butterfly Walter Besant
  • "I am no speechmaker," began Daniel Boone, his voice trembling slightly as he spoke.

    Scouting with Daniel Boone Everett T. Tomlinson
  • As the speechmaker cracked the neck with his sword, the bottle burst in a thousand pieces, drenching everyone with wine.

    Everyman's Land C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • The Coast Miwok have such orators; among those Indians the office of speechmaker is a special one.

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