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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Uttered words or articulate sounds with the ordinary modulation of the voice.

Usage examples (35)
  • Verb (used without object) : He was too ill to speak. ,to speak to a person of various matters. ,She spoke with him for an hour. ,to speak at a meeting
  • Verb (used with object) : to speak words of praise. ,to speak the truth. ,to speak French. ,We spoke a whaler on the fourth day at sea
  • His voice did he keep under/and ne'er a word spake he.
  • And never a word spake Fafnir, but his eyes waxed red and grim for more
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