(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
Tickets go on sale to the public January 15; check back then for a link and an early peek at the inspiring lineup of speakers.
The first meeting featured multiple speakers deeply rooted in a partisan agenda.
The speakers emphasized the diversity of the crowd and seemed to almost play defense over any perceived media attacks.Sharpton Recalls Civil Rights Struggle in DC March Against Police Violence | Ben Jacobs | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That freedom would be ended by Conservative government proposals, which will require speakers to be vetted by the university.
The event was spread over two ballrooms, not one, so that the rolling parade of speakers would not be slowed by lunch.
Several able speakers had made long addresses in support of the bill when one Mr. Morrisett, from Monroe, took the floor.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
It was the conversation of every circle; and discussed according to the dispositions, or views of the speakers.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
They are part of a family of eight children, four of whom are dumb, the dumb and the speakers being born alternately.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
Two speakers from London were to address the meeting, and Jim gazed very critically on both.The Chequers | James Runciman
There was a recruiting meeting going on in Trafalgar Square, the speakers standing on the monument.The Amazing Interlude | Mary Roberts Rinehart
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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