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speechify

[spee-chuh-fahy]
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verb (used without object), speech·i·fied, speech·i·fy·ing.
  1. to make a speech or speeches; harangue.
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Origin of speechify

First recorded in 1715–25; speech + -ify
Related formsspeech·i·fi·ca·tion, nounspeech·i·fi·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for speechifier

Historical Examples

  • But Wilson was no arguer; no speechifier as he would have called it.

    Mary Barton

    Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


British Dictionary definitions for speechifier

speechify

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (intr)
  1. to make a speech or speeches
  2. to talk pompously and boringly
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Derived Formsspeechification, nounspeechifier, noun
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