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speechify

[spee-chuh-fahy] /ˈspi tʃəˌfaɪ/
verb (used without object), speechified, speechifying.
1.
to make a speech or speeches; harangue.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; speech + -ify
Related forms
speechification, noun
speechifier, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for speechifier

speechify

/ˈspiːtʃɪˌfaɪ/
verb (intransitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
to make a speech or speeches
2.
to talk pompously and boringly
Derived Forms
speechification, noun
speechifier, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for speechifier

specs 1

noun

Spectacles; glasses: Oh Lord, I broke my new specs (1807+)


specs 2

noun

The specifications of a blueprint, architectural plan, printing order, etc (1940s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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