Definition of pre-speech in English:

pre-speech

adjective

  • 1Of or relating to the period before the development of speech or speech sounds.

  • 2Occurring before the giving of a speech.

noun

  • A form of communication preceding the development of speech or speech sounds; the sounds or utterances characteristic of this.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in American Journal of Sociology. From pre- + speech.

Pronunciation

pre-speech

/ˌpriːˈspiːtʃ/