Found 2 items, similar to Spoken.
English → English
v 1: express in speech; “She talks a lot of nonsense”
depressed patient does not verbalize”
2: exchange thoughts; talk with; “We often talk business”
“Actions talk louder than words”
3: use language; “the baby talks already”
; “the prisoner won't
; “they speak a strange dialect”
4: give a speech to; “The chairman addressed the board of
5: make a characteristic or natural sound; “The drums spoke”
adj 1: uttered through the medium of speech or characterized by
speech; sometimes used in combination; “a spoken
; “the spoken language”
; “a soft-spoken
2: using the voice in speech; “vocal communication”
silent or vocal prayers”
; “vocal noises”
English → English
, v. i. [imp. Spoke
Archaic); p. p.
, Obs. or Colloq.); p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [OE. speken, AS. specan, sprecan; akin to
OF.ries. spreka, D. spreken, OS. spreken, G. sprechen, OHG.
sprehhan, and perhaps to Skr. sph[=u]rj to crackle, to
thunder. Cf. Spark
of fire, Speech
1. To utter words or articulate sounds, as human beings; to
express thoughts by words; as, the organs may be so
obstructed that a man may not be able to speak.
Till at the last spake in this manner. --Chaucer.
Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth. --1 Sam. iii.
2. To express opinions; to say; to talk; to converse.
That fluid substance in a few minutes begins to set,
as the tradesmen speak. --Boyle.
An honest man, is able to speak for himself, when a
knave is not. --Shak.
During the century and a half which followed the
Conquest, there is, to speak strictly, no English
3. To utter a speech, discourse, or harangue; to adress a
public assembly formally.
Many of the nobility made themselves popular by
speaking in Parliament against those things which
were most grateful to his majesty. --Clarendon.
4. To discourse; to make mention; to tell.
Lycan speaks of a part of C[ae]sar's army that came
to him from the Leman Lake. --Addison.
5. To give sound; to sound.
Make all our trumpets speak. --Shak.
6. To convey sentiments, ideas, or intelligence as if by
utterance; as, features that speak of self-will.
Thine eye begins to speak. --Shak.
To speak of
, to take account of, to make mention of.
--Robynson (More's Utopia).
To speak out
, to speak loudly and distinctly; also, to
To speak well for
, to commend; to be favorable to.
To speak with
, to converse with. “Would you speak with
Syn: To say; tell; talk; converse; discourse; articulate;
(sp[=o]"k'n), a. [p. p. of Speak
1. Uttered in speech; delivered by word of mouth; oral; as, a
spoken narrative; the spoken word.
2. Characterized by a certain manner or style in speaking; --
often in composition; as, a pleasant-spoken man.
Methinks you 're better spoken. --Shak.