Speaker

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

Famous quotes containing the word speaker:

    If the oarsmen of a fast-moving ship suddenly cease to row, the suspension of the driving force of the oars doesn’t prevent the vessel from continuing to move on its course. And with a speech it is much the same. After he has finished reciting the document, the speaker will still be able to maintain the same tone without a break, borrowing its momentum and impulse from the passage he has just read out.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C)

    There is a terrible blindness in the love that wants only to accommodate. It’s not only to do with omissions and half-truths. It implants a lack of being in the speaker and robs the self of an identity without which it is impossible for one to grow close to another.
    Alexander Theroux (b. 1940)

    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 (1803–1882)