Hypertext Webster Gateway: "spoken"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Speak \Speak\, v. i. [imp. {Spoke}({Spake}Archaic); p. p.
{Spoken}({Spoke}, Obs. or Colloq.); p. pr. & vb. n.
{Speaking}.] [OE. speken, AS. specan, sprecan; akin to
OF.ries. spreka, D. spreken, OS. spreken, G. sprechen, OHG.
sprehhan, and perhaps to Skr. sph[=u]rj to crackle, to
thunder. Cf. {Spark} of fire, {Speech}.]
1. To utter words or articulate sounds, as human beings; to
express thoughts by words; as, the organs may be so
obstructed that a man may not be able to speak.

Till at the last spake in this manner. --Chaucer.

Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth. --1 Sam. iii.

2. To express opinions; to say; to talk; to converse.

That fluid substance in a few minutes begins to set,
as the tradesmen speak. --Boyle.

An honest man, is able to speak for himself, when a
knave is not. --Shak.

During the century and a half which followed the
Conquest, there is, to speak strictly, no English
history. --Macaulay.

3. To utter a speech, discourse, or harangue; to adress a
public assembly formally.

Many of the nobility made themselves popular by
speaking in Parliament against those things which
were most grateful to his majesty. --Clarendon.

4. To discourse; to make mention; to tell.

Lycan speaks of a part of C[ae]sar's army that came
to him from the Leman Lake. --Addison.

5. To give sound; to sound.

Make all our trumpets speak. --Shak.

6. To convey sentiments, ideas, or intelligence as if by
utterance; as, features that speak of self-will.

Thine eye begins to speak. --Shak.

{To speak of}, to take account of, to make mention of.
--Robynson (More's Utopia).

{To speak out}, to speak loudly and distinctly; also, to
speak unreservedly.

{To speak well for}, to commend; to be favorable to.

{To speak with}, to converse with. ``Would you speak with
me?'' --Shak.

Syn: To say; tell; talk; converse; discourse; articulate;
pronounce; utter.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Spoken \Spo"ken\, a. [p. p. of {Speak}.]
1. Uttered in speech; delivered by word of mouth; oral; as, a
spoken narrative; the spoken word.

2. Characterized by a certain manner or style in speaking; --
often in composition; as, a pleasant-spoken man.

Methinks you 're better spoken. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: uttered through the medium of speech or characterized by
speech; sometimes used in combination; "a spoken
message"; "the spoken language"; "a soft-spoken
person"; "sharp-spoken" [ant: {written}]
2: using the voice in speech; "vocal communication"; "either
silent or vocal prayers"; "vocal noises" [syn: {vocal}]

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