Definition of State of the State in English:

State of the State

noun

US
  • 1"State of the State address (also speech, message,etc.)": an address delivered annually by the governor of a state to the state legislature, usually reflecting on the condition of the state and outlining plans for legislation.

  • 2State of the State address.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Kingsport (Tennessee) Times. From state + of + the + state.

Pronunciation

State of the State

/ˌsteɪt ə(v) ðə ˈsteɪt/