Definition of speech-maker in US English:



  • See speech-making

    • ‘He was quiet but witty, and an excellent speechmaker.’
    • ‘In his maiden speech, in December 1852, he confessed that he was not a speech-maker.’
    • ‘Humour was, understandably, far from the agenda of the speech-makers that day.’
    • ‘He is scarcely a competent speech-maker let alone an exciting one.’
    • ‘He's a better speech-maker than me.’
    speaker, public speaker, lecturer, declaimer, rhetorician
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