|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties|
|Division (II) Communication of Ideas|
| Section III. Means of Communicating Ideas|
| 2. Spoken Language|
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|NOUN:||SPEECH, faculty of speech; locution, talk, parlance, verbal intercourse, prolation [archaic], oral communication, word of mouth, parole, palaver, prattle.|
ORATION, recitation, delivery, say [colloq.], speech, lecture, prelection or prælection, harangue, sermon, tirade, formal speech, peroration; speechifying; soliloquy [See Soliloquy]; allocution [See Allocution]; interlocution [See Interlocution]; salutatory [U. S.]; screed; valedictory [U. S.].
ORATORY, elocution, eloquence, rhetoric, declamation; grandiloquence, multiloquence, talkativeness; burst of eloquence; facundity [obs.]; flow -, command- of -words, - language; copia verborum [L.]; power of speech, gift of the gab [colloq.]; usus loquendi [L.].
SPEAKER &c. v.; spokesman; prolocutor, interlocutor; mouthpiece, Hermes; orator, oratrix, oratress; Demosthenes, Cicero; rhetorician, lecturer, preacher, prelector or prælector; elocutionist, reciter, reader [U. S.]; spellbinder; stump -, platform- orator; speechmaker, patterer, monologist, monologuist, improvisator, improvvisatore or improvisatore [It.], improvvisatrice or improvisatrice [It.].
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|VERB:||SPEAK, - of; say, utter, pronounce, deliver, give utterance to; utter -, pour- forth; breathe, let fall, come out with; rap out, blurt out; have on ones lips; have at the -end, - tip- of ones tongue.|
soliloquize [See Soliloquy]; tell (inform) [See Information]; speak to [See Allocution]; talk together [See Interlocution].
BREAK SILENCE; open ones - lips, -mouth; lift -, raise- ones voice; give tongue, wag the tongue [colloq.]; talk, outspeak; put in a word or two.
DECLAIM, hold forth; make -, deliver- a speech &c. n.; speechify [derisive or humorous], harangue, stump [colloq., U. S.], flourish, spout, rant, recite, lecture, prelect or prælect, sermonize, discourse, be on ones legs; have -, say- ones say; expatiate (speak at length) [See Diffuseness]; speak ones mind, go on the -, take the- stump [U. S.].
BE ELOQUENT &c. adj.; have a tongue in ones head, have the gift of the gab [colloq.] &c. n.
PASS ONES LIPS, escape ones lips; fall from the -lips, - mouth.
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|ADJECTIVE:||ORAL, lingual, phonetic, not written, nuncupative [of wills], unwritten; speaking &c., spoken &c. v.; outspoken, facund [archaic].|
ELOQUENT, oratorical, rhetorical, elocutionary, declamatory; grandiloquent [See Ornament]; talkative [See Loquacity]; Ciceronian, Tullian.
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|ADVERB:||ORALLY &c. adj.; by word of mouth, vivâ voce [L.], from the lips of; from his own mouth.|
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- Quoth -, said- he &c..
- Action is eloquence.Coriolanus
- Pour the full tide of eloquence along.Pope
- She speaks poignards and every word stabs.Much Ado About Nothing
- Speech is but broken light upon the depth of the unspoken.G. Eliot
- To try thy eloquence now tis time.Antony and Cleopatra
- Language most shows a man; speak that I may see thee.B. Jonson