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:

    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)

    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 (1817–1862)

    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)