[ out-speek ]
/ ˌaʊtˈspik /

verb (used with object), out·spoke, out·spo·ken, out·speak·ing.

to outdo or excel in speaking.
to utter frankly or boldly: to outspeak one's grievances.

verb (used without object), out·spoke, out·spo·ken, out·speak·ing.

to speak out: to outspeak in defense of one's beliefs.


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Origin of outspeak

First recorded in 1595–1605; out- + speak
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for outspeak

  • He meant well, but he did not outspeak it; only because to his quiet nature that appeared so needless.

    The Maid of Sker|Richard Doddridge Blackmore