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:

    English audiences of working people are like an instrument that responds to the player. Thought ripples up and down them, and if in some heart the speaker strikes a dissonance there is a swift answer. Always the voice speaks from gallery or pit, the terrible voice which detaches itself in every English crowd, full of caustic wit, full of irony or, maybe, approval.
    Mary Heaton Vorse (1874–1966)

    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)

    There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)