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spoken word

A type of poetry that is read aloud in a performance. I'll be reading some of my spoken word poetry tonight at the coffee house, if you want to stop by.
See also: spoken, word
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the spoken/written ˈword

the language, in speaking/writing: The spoken word is often very different from the written word.
See also: spoken, word, written
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The connection between the spoken word and the word as it reaches the hearer is causal.
A single word, accordingly, is by no means simple it is a class of similar series of movements (confining ourselves still to the spoken word).
When he was a little boy, he had heard that there were things that obeyed the spoken word!
The Book of Army Management says: On the field of battle, the spoken word does not carry far enough: hence the institution of gongs and drums.
It must not pass without the spoken word. I love you!"
The spoken words that are inaudible among the flying spindles; those same words are plainly heard without the walls, bursting from the opened casements.
In everything save the spoken words I crave she has promised me her love.
Acting on this plan, I filled in each blank space on the paper, with what the words or phrases on either side of it suggested to me as the speaker's meaning; altering over and over again, until my additions followed naturally on the spoken words which came before them, and fitted naturally into the spoken words which came after them.
Many believe Juan Miguel and the spoken word itself have helped kept the Filipino language alive, especially in times when learning foreign languages seems to have become popular among Pinoys.
'The Spoken Word Tour - I Talk Too Much' is coming to Loughborough Town Hall on May 5 when he will spill the beans on his relationship with the late Rick Parfitt, on what it was like to play to a global audience of 1.9 billion at Live Aid and what makes him more passionate than ever about Status Quo.
A festival of music, the spoken word and art will take place in Stirling over four days fromThursday September 20.
Juan Miguel Severo, foremost figure of the spoken word phenomenon in the Philippines, and V.E.
And most of all, I want to make the UAE proud and put the country on the spoken word map.
The spoken word is a very powerful tool, and no one knows that better than veteran poet, DJ and recording artist Haji Mike, who will give a workshop on the matter on Saturday.