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noun [countable] address pronunciation in American English /əˈdres/ address pronunciation in American English /ˈædres/ 
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    address pronunciation in American English /əˈdres/  a formal speech given by someone to a group of people, especially as part of an important occasion

    The president is to deliver a televised address to the nation.

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