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speak·er

speaker

 
 
pronunciation:
spi kr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who speaks.
Everyone turned around to see the speaker of these surprising words.She is a very good speaker of French.
definition 2: a person who speaks publicly.
The speaker at the graduation was both interesting and inspiring.
definition 3: an electronic device that produces sound; loudspeaker.
My stereo system has two speakers.
 
definition 4: (sometimes capitalized) the leader of the U.S. House of Representatives or other legislative assembly.
In 1999, Dennis Hastert became the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
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The word speaker contains the following part:
-er, -or, -ar2 Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person or thing that does
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The suffix group -er , -or , -ar2 turns verbs into agent nouns.
synonyms:
-ist, -ite2, -ator, -an, -ian, -ean