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After-Dinner Speech

Definition of the noun After-Dinner Speech

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  1. A public address event that is traditionally spoken after a dinner, and meant to take an important topic and make greater sense of it through the use of humor that is relevant to the idea presented.

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Google previewA Student's Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2014)

by Larry Trask

Examples include an after-dinner speech, a job interview, a classroom lesson, a sermon and a university lecture. speech planning The initial stage in speaking, during which the speaker mentally works out what to say and how to say it. speech ...

Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer

An after-dinner speech is like a love letter. Ideally, you should begin by not knowing what you are going to say, and end by not knowing what you've said — Lord Jowitt Eloquence must flow by a stream that is fed by an abundant spring — Henry ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society (2010)

by David H. Guston

Richard Feynman delivers an after-dinner speech to the American Physical Society meeting in Pasadena, California. The speech ranges over a number of possibilities for the design and application of structures at what is now called the ...

Google previewMultilingual Law Dictionary (1979)

by Lawrence Deems Egbert, Fernando Morales Macedo

after-dinner speech Spezialität (f) discours de table (f) 5471. special discurso de sobremesa (f) spécial Tischrede (f) especial.

Google previewThe New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations (2003)

by Robert Andrews

in Hitchcock on Hitchcock, ' After-Dinner Speech' (ed. Sidney Gottlieb, 1995). The television commercial, Hitchcock added, 'is the only instance where Man has invented a torture and then ...

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