What does speech mean?

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  1. (uncountable) The faculty of uttering articulate sounds or words; the ability to speak or to use vocalizations to communicate.
  2. (countable) A session of speaking; a long oral message given publicly usually by one person.
  3. A style of speaking.
  4. (grammar) Speech reported in writing; see direct speech, reported speech
  5. A dialect or language.
  6. Talk; mention; rumour.
  1. (transitive, intransitive) To make a speech; to harangue.
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