What is another word for speakable?

Pronunciation: [spˈiːkəbə͡l] (IPA)

Speakable is a term that refers to something that can be expressed or said aloud. However, there are various synonyms that can be used to describe the same meaning. One of the most common words used to replace "speakable" is "utterable". This term is often used to describe something that can be spoken or expressed in words. Other synonyms include "articulate", "enunciable", "oral", "verbal", and "vocal". These words are often used interchangeably with "speakable" to describe something that can be communicated through language or vocal expression. Each of these words has its own nuances, but they all convey a similar meaning to "speakable".

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What are the hypernyms for Speakable?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for speakable?

Speakable refers to something that can be spoken or expressed in words. The antonyms for this word include unspeakable, unutterable, ineffable, inexpressible, silent, and mute. Unspeakable and unutterable both refer to something that cannot be spoken or should not be spoken due to its severity or taboo nature. Ineffable and inexpressible describe something that cannot be expressed in words, either due to its complexity or transcendence. Silent means not speaking at all, while mute refers to the inability to speak. These antonyms highlight the limits of language and the power of unspoken or indescribable experiences.

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Usage examples for Speakable

"If I had a month to train him in, eh, what a speakable Perk I'd make him!
"The Unspeakable Perk"
Samuel Hopkins Adams
For mankind is ruled and guided, in the long run, not by practical considerations, not by self-interest, not by compromises; but by theories and principles, and those of the most abstruse, delicate, supernatural, and literally unspeakable kind; which, whether they be according to reason or not, are so little according to logic-that is, to speakable reason-that they cannot be put into speech.
"The Ancien Regime"
Charles Kingsley
He often talked to his dog; he told it every speakable thought that he had.
"This Is the End"
Stella Benson

Famous quotes with Speakable

  • It is all work and forgotten work, this peopled, clothed, articulate-speaking, high-towered, wide-acred World. The hands of forgotten brave men have made it a World for us; they,— honour to them; they, in spite of the idle and the dastard. This English Land, here and now, is the summary of what was found of wise, and noble, and accordant with God's Truth, in all the generations of English Men. Our English Speech is speakable because there were Hero-Poets of our blood and lineage; speakable in proportion to the number of these. This Land of England has its conquerors, possessors, which change from epoch to epoch, from day to day; but its real conquerors, creators, and eternal proprietors are these following, and their representatives if you can find them: All the Heroic Souls that ever were in England, each in their degree; all the men that ever cut a thistle, drained a puddle out of England, contrived a wise scheme in England, did or said a true and valiant thing in England.
    Thomas Carlyle
  • One would have thought that the notion of an impersonal critic was as patently absurd as that of an impersonal person: yet playwrights still cherish it as a sort of holy ideal. Admittedly, we all make : but this one is particularly wishful. The man who asks for an anonymous, impersonal criticism is trying to elevate criticism to the status of a science; whereas it is, I am afraid, only an art. The critic's business is to write readable English: the playwright's to write speakable English. Beyond that it is every man for himself.
    Kenneth Tynan

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