|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|1.||a. the act or faculty of speaking, esp as possessed by persons: to have speech with somebody|
|b. (as modifier): speech therapy|
|2.||that which is spoken; utterance|
|3.||a talk or address delivered to an audience|
|4.||a person's characteristic manner of speaking|
|5.||a national or regional language or dialect|
|6.||linguistics another word for parole|
|[Old English spēc; related to specan to |
The faculty or act of expressing thoughts, feelings, or perceptions by the articulation of words.
Vocal communication; conversation.