One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Speak more loudly.‘We can't hear you. Speak up!’
speak loudly, speak more loudly, speak out, speak clearly, raise one's voice, shout, yell, bellow, call at the top of one's voiceView synonyms
- ‘At one point the jury had to send a note to the judge to ask him to speak up, and he was the closest person to it.’
- ‘Can you speak up? I can't hear you!’
- ‘The man sitting behind them leaned over and said: ‘Do you mind speaking up a bit?’’
- ‘Speak up? What a notion, coming as I did from the land of "Sit down, Francine" and "Be quiet, Francine".’
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