What does the word speech mean?

Usage examples for speech

  1. It was a speech very different from any to be expected of him. – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  2. That will be another experience, but, as it comes after my speech, I am not even thinking of it." – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  3. He appeared even to understand nothing of the rest of the speech. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 12 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon