Speaker may refer to:
- Public speaker, one who gives a speech or lecture
- Speaker (politics), the presiding officer in a legislative assembly
- Loudspeaker, an electromechanical device which produces sound
- Computer speaker
- HMS Speaker (D90), a WWII Royal Navy aircraft carrier
- Speaker, in linguistics, a grammatical person, first person as opposed to the addressee and bystanders
- The Speaker, a BBC television series
- Los Speakers (or "The Speakers"), a Colombian rock band from the 1960s
Other articles related to "speaker":
... Sir Robert Bell SL (died 1577) of Beaupre Hall, Norfolk, was a Speaker of the House of Commons (1572–1576), who served during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I ... Lent Reader 1571,Justice of the Peace of the Quorum, Norfolk from 1564, Speaker 8 May 1572, Commissioner of Grain 1576, Musters by 1576, 22 January 1577-Serjeant-at-Law, 24 ...
... The Speaker is the presiding officer of the Fijian House of Representatives ... session following a general election, the House of Representatives elects a Speaker and a Deputy Speaker ... With a view to ensuring impartiality, the Speaker is not allowed to be a member of the House, though he must qualify for membership ...
... In the first stanza, the speaker wonders who the lamb's creator is the answer lies at the end of the poem ... as well as between the lamb and the speaker's soul ... In the last two lines the speaker identifies the creator God ...
... Sivakumar is a Malaysian politician from Perak, and the current Speaker of the Perak State Assembly ... He is the first ethnic Indian to become the speaker of a Malaysian legislative body, succeeding Junus Wahid, the previous speaker of the State Assembly from UMNO - Barisan Nasional ... Sivakumar's tenure as speaker was shrouded in controversy surrounding his handling of the 2009 Perak constitutional crisis, where the opposition Barisan Nasional managed to ...
... Sivakumar was nominated speaker by Pakatan Rakyat and while Barisan Nasional nominated Junus Wahid, the incumbent, to continue as speaker ... ensued between the two sides, and Sivakumar was elected speaker through secret ballot on 25 April 2008 at 4.05pm with 31 votes, against Junus' 28 votes ... Hee Yit Foong was appointed deputy speaker soon after ...
Famous quotes containing the word speaker:
“I learn immediately from any speaker how much he has already lived, through the poverty or the splendor of his speech. Life lies behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and copestones for the masonry of today. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy the language which the field and the work-yard made.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“For, though the origin of most of our words is forgotten, each word was at first a stroke of genius, and obtained currency, because for the moment it symbolized the world to the first speaker and to the hearer. The etymologist finds the deadest word to have been once a brilliant picture.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“The most attractive sentences are, perhaps, not the wisest, but the surest and roundest. They are spoken firmly and conclusively, as if the speaker had a right to know what he says, and if not wise, they have at least been well learned.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)