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:

    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)

    After my death I wish no other herald,
    No other speaker of my living actions
    To keep mine honor from corruption,
    But such an honest chronicler as Griffith.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Good as is discourse, silence is better, and shames it. The length of the discourse indicates the distance of thought betwixt the speaker and the hearer. If they were at a perfect understanding in any part, no words would be necessary thereon. If at one in all parts, no words would be suffered.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)