What is speaker?

More definitions of "speaker":

  • (noun): The presiding officer of a deliberative assembly.
    Example: "The leader of the majority party is the Speaker of the House of Representatives"
  • (noun): Someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous).
    Example: "The speaker at commencement"
    Synonyms: talker, utterer, verbalizer, verbaliser

Famous quotes containing the word speaker:

    If the oarsmen of a fast-moving ship suddenly cease to row, the suspension of the driving force of the oars doesn’t prevent the vessel from continuing to move on its course. And with a speech it is much the same. After he has finished reciting the document, the speaker will still be able to maintain the same tone without a break, borrowing its momentum and impulse from the passage he has just read out.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C)

    There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Good as is discourse, silence is better, and shames it. The length of the discourse indicates the distance of thought betwixt the speaker and the hearer. If they were at a perfect understanding in any part, no words would be necessary thereon. If at one in all parts, no words would be suffered.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)