Speech | noun
1. The expression of or the ability to express thoughts and feelings by articulate sounds.
‘he was born deaf and without the power of speech’
1.1. A person’s style of speaking.
‘she wouldn’t accept his correction of her speech’
2. A formal address or discourse delivered to an audience.
‘he gave a speech about the company’
2.1. A sequence of lines written for one character in a play.
‘Antony’s speech over Caesar’s body’
Origin | Old English sprǣc, sprēc, later spēc, of West Germanic origin: related to Dutch spraak, German Sprache, also to speak.