(usually initial capital letter) the presiding officer of the U.S. House of Representatives, the British House of Commons, or other such legislative assembly.
a book of selections for practice in declamation.
Idioms about speaker
- speak·er·ship, noun
- non·speak·er, noun
Other definitions for Speaker (2 of 2)
Tris(tram E.), 1888–1958, U.S. baseball player.
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How to use speaker in a sentence
Moderators and featured speakers discourse on an online stage, and if audience members want to add to the conversation they can raise a virtual hand.Queer Nigerians Hoped the Clubhouse App Would Be a Safe Haven. It's Become Another Breeding Ground for Bigotry | Nelson C.J / Lagos | February 26, 2021 | Time
There’s also a speaker mode for conversations with more than one person in which the translations play through a Bluetooth-connected mobile phone and one earbud.
Though, I was able to pull myself together and jot down a few outstanding quotes from our speakers.A few pointers from the pros during SMX Report; Wednesday’s daily brief | George Nguyen | February 24, 2021 | Search Engine Land
A veteran of the SEO industry Kevin has been a speaker at BrightonSEO and other industry events and now leads the MarTech and Media team at Nordic Morning’s Malmö office in Sweden.The Panda anniversary and what we desperately must remember about search | Kevin Mullaney | February 24, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
I’ve seen some sneak peeks of the topics and session takeaways, and I can’t wait for attendees to see all the tactical analysis that our speakers are bringing to this virtual event.Diversity and inclusion in search marketing and advertising; Monday’s daily brief | Carolyn Lyden | February 15, 2021 | Search Engine Land
The speaker conjures up centuries of collective sagacity, aligning oneself with an eternal, inarguable good.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead | Luke O’Neil | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
At a press conference today with Scalise, speaker Boehner again defended him.
NEW ORLEANS — John Boehner was reelected House speaker yesterday by his Republican colleagues despite some dissenting members.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Here the speaker, putting her hand before her mouth, coughed again, and looked affectionately at the elder Mr. Weller.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2) | Charles Dickens
Though the average speaker is generally limited by one type of voice, which he varies somewhat, it is not often disguised.Expressive Voice Culture | Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Allcraft winced, as every syllable made known the speaker's actual strength—his own dependence and utter weakness.
Michael listened impatiently, and interrupted the speaker in the midst of his oration.
However able the matter, the reading, in my judgment, is much less effective than the spontaneous expression of the speaker.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
British Dictionary definitions for speaker (1 of 2)
a person who speaks, esp at a formal occasion
- speakership, noun
British Dictionary definitions for Speaker (2 of 2)
the presiding officer in any of numerous legislative bodies, including the House of Commons in Britain and Canada and the House of Representatives in the US, Australia, and New Zealand
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