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speaker

[ spee-ker ]
/ ˈspi kər /
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noun
a person who speaks.
a person who speaks formally before an audience; lecturer; orator.
(usually initial capital letter) the presiding officer of the U.S. House of Representatives, the British House of Commons, or other such legislative assembly.
Also called loudspeaker. an electroacoustic device, often housed in a cabinet, that is connected as a component in an audio system, its function being to make speech or music audible.
a book of selections for practice in declamation.
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Idioms about speaker

    be / not be on speakers, British. speaking (defs. 9, 10).

Origin of speaker

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at speak, -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM speaker

speak·er·ship, nounnon·speak·er, noun

Other definitions for speaker (2 of 2)

Speaker
[ spee-ker ]
/ ˈspi kər /

noun
Tris(tram E.), 1888–1958, U.S. baseball player.
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British Dictionary definitions for speaker (1 of 2)

speaker
/ (ˈspiːkə) /

noun
a person who speaks, esp at a formal occasion

Derived forms of speaker

speakership, noun

British Dictionary definitions for speaker (2 of 2)

Speaker
/ (ˈspiːkə) /

noun
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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