Lecture and Speech


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Lecture noun – A speech that is open to the public.
Usage example: he attended a lecture on telecommunications

Speech is a synonym for lecture in address topic. In some cases you can use "Speech" instead the word "Lecture" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like event, words, talk. popular alternative
Nearby Words: lecturer, lectured, lecturing, lector, lectureship
Synonyms for Lecture


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Speech noun – A usually formal discourse delivered to an audience.
Usage example: the guest of honor gave a short speech in appreciation of the award

Lecture is a synonym for speech in talk topic. You can use "Lecture" instead the word "Speech" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as address, event, words, formal talk to audience. popular alternative
Nearby Word: speechless
Synonyms for Speech

How words are described

passionate passionate lecture passionate speech
moving moving lecture moving speech
good good lecture good speech
full full lecture full speech
Other adjectives: long, similar, usual, brief, short, public, original, polite, breaking, single, brutal, small, entire, big, little, scathing, famous, angry, final, last, different, impromptu, lengthy.

Both words in one sentence

  • Whenever he wants a male character to give a speech/lecture/lesson to a group of people, he will always address his audience as "My friends..." (Examples, Robert Langdon from The Da Vinci Code, Senator Sexton from Deception Point.)
  • Creator / Christopher Hitchens When giving a speech or lecture, he was not afraid to use a juicy expression.
  • Creator / Roberto Fontanarrosa He was awarded as a "Persona Destacada de la Cultura" (Honoured Person of Culture... sort of), and he has participated in many forums, as the meetings of the Third International Congress of the Spanish Language, in 2004, where he gave a humorous lecture about taboo words and the final speech.
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