compressed speech


speech reproduced on tape at a faster rate than originally spoken, but without loss of intelligibility, by being filtered through a mechanism that deletes very small segments of the original signal at random intervals.

Nearby words

  1. comprehensive school,
  2. comprehensively,
  3. compress,
  4. compressed,
  5. compressed air,
  6. compressibility,
  7. compression,
  8. compression cyanosis,
  9. compression ignition,
  10. compression molding

Origin of compressed speech

First recorded in 1965–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019