the act or power of speaking; spoken language
the way of speaking of a person or group
an act of speaking formally to a group of listeners
"he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"
"his speech was garbled"
"he uttered harsh language"
"he recorded the spoken language of the streets"
"he could hear them uttering merry speeches"
"they were perfectly comfortable together without speech"
"his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"
"her speech was barren of southernisms"
"I detected a slight accent in his speech"
"a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"
"the teacher gave him a talking to"
"the actor forgot his speech"
"language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"
Speech, even more than reason, distinguishes man from the brute.
出自： H. Reed
I wanted to shout..but I seemed incapable of speech.
出自： J. Marquand
A swelling in his throat..had begun to affect his power of speech.
出自： G. Daly
误 He always has trouble with his the speech when there are girls around.
正 He always has trouble with his speech when there are girls around.
析 当表示“言语”“说话(能力)”时, speech为抽象名词,不可数,前面不加任何冠词。