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 Dictionary entry overview: What does public speaking mean? 

  The noun PUBLIC SPEAKING has 1 sense:

1. delivering an address to a public audience

  Familiarity information: PUBLIC SPEAKING used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1public speaking [BACK TO TOP]


Delivering an address to a public audience

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


oral presentation; public speaking; speechmaking; speaking

Context example:

people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking

Hypernyms ("public speaking" is a kind of...):

address; speech (the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "public speaking"):

reading; recital; recitation (a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance)

debate; disputation; public debate (the formal presentation of and opposition to a stated proposition (usually followed by a vote))

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