Origin of speaker
Related Words for speakerlecturer, speechmaker, announcer, rhetorician, mouthpiece, spokesperson, orator, elocutionist, keynoter
Examples from the Web for speaker
Contemporary Examples of speaker
The speaker conjures up centuries of collective sagacity, aligning oneself with an eternal, inarguable good.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead
January 8, 2015
At a press conference today with Scalise, Speaker Boehner again defended him.The Price of Steve Scalise’s Silence
January 7, 2015
House rules require an absolute majority of members voting to choose a speaker.
Normally, 434 members (minus Michael Grimm who resigned) would vote for Speaker.Democrats Accidentally Save Boehner From Republican Coup
Ben Jacobs, Jackie Kucinich
January 6, 2015
If 29 vote for someone else, the race for speaker goes to a second ballot for the first time in almost 100 years.
Historical Examples of speaker
That the speaker was in earnest there could be no manner of question.Weighed and Wanting
"As empty as an English squire, coz," cried the first speaker.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
"I do suppose Blackbeard's so afraid he don't know how to see," said the first speaker.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
Mrs. Cummings, the speaker, was no ordinary woman of Western make.A Woman Tenderfoot
Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
"We are men of his company and we have news for him," returned the speaker in the sampan.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
c.1300, "one who speaks," agent noun from speak (v.). First applied to "person who presides over an assembly" c.1400, from Anglo-French (late 14c.). In reference to the English Parliament, Sir Thomas de Hungerford apparently was the first.