AskDefine | Define spoken

Dictionary Definition

speak

Verb

1 express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize" [syn: talk, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise]
2 exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words" [syn: talk]
3 use language; "the baby talks already"; "the prisoner won't speak"; "they speak a strange dialect" [syn: talk]
4 give a speech to; "The chairman addressed the board of trustees" [syn: address]
5 make a characteristic or natural sound; "The drums spoke" [also: spoken, spoke]spoken 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]spoken See speak

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /'spɔʊkən/ (US)

Adjective

spoken
  1. Concerning speechesp. as opposed to written.

Translations

Verb

spoken
  1. past participle of speak

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • /'spokən/

Noun

spoken (n, pl)
  1. plural form of spook (phantoms, ghosts)

Verb

spoken
  1. to haunt

Extensive Definition

Spoken is the past tense verbal form of to speak
Spoken may also refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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