say a few words

say a few words

To give a short speech or present a brief account of something. I've asked Ms. Thompson to say a few words before the assembly begins. Later in the book, I will deal with Samuel Beckett's influence on the avant-garde, but first, I'd like to say a few words about his early childhood in Ireland.
See also: few, say, word
References in classic literature ?
He would like to say a few words, while there is time, to those who would have acquitted him.
Ferrari wanting to know when she may say a few words to you.
Here the archdeacon saw Phoebus sneer, bend down to Jehan's ear, and say a few words to him in a low voice; then Phoebus burst into a laugh, and shook his head with a triumphant air.