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noun speaker pronunciation in British English /ˈspiːkə(r)/
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  1. 1
    [countable] someone who gives a speech, or who talks about a subject to a group

    The speaker was interrupted several times.

    She’s a very confident speaker.

    1. a.
      someone who is talking

      Expressions like this show that the speaker is annoyed.

  2. 2
    [countable] someone who is able to speak a particular language

    an English speaker

    a native speaker of French

  3. 4

    the Speaker

    the person who is in charge of political debates in some parliaments


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