speech defect

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n speech defect a disorder of oral speech
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Usage

In literature:

His speech was a little slow, but his tones were sincere enough to make his hesitation no defect.
"Jude the Obscure" by Thomas Hardy
The great defect of that instrument was the rendering of the overtones in music, and the hissing consonants in speech.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
A memorable reverse of fortune was displayed in Michael the Second, who from a defect in his speech was surnamed the Stammerer.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 4" by Edward Gibbon
Peoples using the Aryan speech soon saw the defect, and the Greeks supplied symbols for several new sounds at a very early day.
"A History of Science, Volume 1(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
I do not blame this physician in the least because of his failure, for he was not an expert on the subject of speech defects.
"Stammering, Its Cause and Cure" by Benjamin Nathaniel Bogue
There were places also in the public service to which a defect in speech was no obstacle.
"What Will He Do With It, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
To conquer this defect he must train his muscles of respiration to calm and steady action during speech.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The speech before us illustrates this lamentable mental defect.
"Stephen A. Douglas" by Allen Johnson
Make a short humorous speech imitating certain voice defects, pointing out reasons.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
The truth is that the two defects of style in the speech are the very defects we do find in his writings.
"Shakespearean Tragedy" by A. C. Bradley
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In news:

Writing speeches is an art form akin to a Vulcan mind-meld: if the contents of the speaker 's mind are confused, cloudy, or vague, the speech is likely to suffer from the same defects.
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