after-dinner speech

after-dinner speech n discours m à la fin d'un dîner officiel.

Big English-French dictionary. 2003.

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  • after-dinner speech — /aftə dɪnə ˈspitʃ/ (say ahftuh dinuh speech) noun a speech of an entertaining, motivating, or ceremonial nature, given when the main part of a formal dinner is over. Also, after dinner talk. –after dinner speaker, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • after-dinner speech — noun A public address event that is traditionally spoken after a dinner, and meant to take an important topic and make greater sense of it through the use of humor that is relevant to the idea presented …   Wiktionary

  • after-dinner — /af teuhr din euhr, ahf /, adj. immediately following dinner: an after dinner speech. [1570 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • after-dinner — /af teuhr din euhr, ahf /, adj. immediately following dinner: an after dinner speech. [1570 80] …   Useful english dictionary

  • after-dinner — adj. After dinner is used with these nouns: ↑conversation, ↑drink, ↑speaker, ↑speech, ↑walk …   Collocations dictionary

  • after- — [a:ftə US æftər] prefix coming or happening afterwards ▪ an after dinner speech ▪ after school activities …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • speech — Synonyms and related words: ESP, address, after dinner speech, alliteration, allocution, allusion, anacoluthon, anadiplosis, analogy, anaphora, anastrophe, answer, answering, antiphrasis, antithesis, antonomasia, apophasis, aporia, aposiopesis,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • speech — noun 1) he doesn t have the power of speech Syn: speaking, talking, verbal expression, verbal communication 2) her speech was slurred Syn: diction, elocution, articulation, enunciation, pronunciation; utterance, wor …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • speech — noun 1) the power of speech Syn: speaking, talking, verbal expression, verbal communication 2) her speech was slurred Syn: diction, elocution, articulation, enunciation, pronunciation, delivery …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • after- — [[t]ɑ͟ːftə(r) , æ̱ftə(r) [/t]] COMB in ADJ: ADJ n After is added to nouns to form adjectives which indicate that something takes place or exists after an event or process. ...an after dinner speech. ...a delicious after show supper at a… …   English dictionary

  • speech — n 1. talking, speaking; communication, conversation, discussion, dialogue, colloquy, parley. 2. utterance, remark, comment; declaration, statement, avowal, assertion, asseveration, averment; observation, aside, mention, mutter. 3. talk, oration,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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