• WordNet 3.6
    • n speechmaker a person who delivers a speech or oration
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Speechmaker One who makes speeches; one accustomed to speak in a public assembly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n speechmaker One who makes a speech or speeches; one who speaks much in public assemblies.
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  • Kin Hubbard
    “Why doesn't the fellow who says, I'm no speechmaker let it go at that instead of giving a demonstration?”


In literature:

The custom of the times had reduced speechmaking after dinner to a minimum.
"The Golden Dog" by William Kirby
The time was filled with earnest speechmaking in support of the Government.
"Abraham Lincoln and the Union" by Nathaniel W. Stephenson
The christening was a great occasion, with a houseful of guests, and a great deal of speechmaking.
"The Great Hunger" by Johan Bojer
But you'll have to excuse me from speechmaking.
"Cy Whittaker's Place" by Joseph C. Lincoln
I tried in vain to avoid speechmaking, but, as usual, I had to say something at every meeting.
"Travels in Alaska" by John Muir
There was the usual brand of hypocritical and fervid speechmaking.
"The Centralia Conspiracy" by Ralph Chaplin
And that's the last of my speechmaking.
"Philip Winwood" by Robert Neilson Stephens
By rights I ought to leave you right here to do the rest of your big, brave speechmaking for Wass' benefit.
"Star Hunter" by Andre Alice Norton
There were over three hundred guests in all and it was late before the speechmaking began.
"A Ball Player's Career" by Adrian C. Anson
I am no speechmaker, but this you may rely on while I continue to be Harry Jekyl.
"St. Ronan's Well" by Sir Walter Scott

In news:

Thomas Jefferson was a writer, not a speechmaker.
Also, somewhere along the line, the Tea Party stars appear to have been taught that effective speechmaking requires regular incantation of swaggery little jabs of a "Make My Day" redolence.
Friedman is a full-time speechmaker, explaining to investors and financial firms the impact of federal laws on investments.
Speechmaking has always been good for Barack Obama.
Council bans speechmaking at busy intersections.
In their book, As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick, authors Peter Meyers and Shann Nix detail strategies and methods to help businesspeople become effective, persuasive communicators and speechmakers.
But it was less negotiating than speechmaking as CBS News chief White House correspondent Chip Reid reports.
People who become involved in speechmaking often find themselves sabotaging their presentations.
Conventions got speechmaking top of mind.