AskDefine | Define speaker

Dictionary Definition



1 someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims" [syn: talker, utterer, verbalizer, verbaliser]
2 electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance [syn: loudspeaker, speaker unit, loudspeaker system, speaker system]
3 the presiding officer of a deliberative assembly; "the leader of the majority party is the Speaker of the House of Representatives"

User Contributed Dictionary




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  1. One who speaks.
    A native English speaker.
  2. Loudspeaker.
  3. The chair or presiding officer of certain legislative bodies, such as the U.K. House of Commons or the U.S. House of Representatives.
  4. One who makes a speech to an audience.
    The company hired a motivational speaker to boost morale.


one who speaks
politics: the chair or presiding officer
one who makes a speech to an audience

Extensive Definition

Speaker may refer to:
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speaker in Simple English: Speaker

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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