9 Alternative Verbs for Speaking

In this post, you will learn 9 alternative verbs for speaking.

Recent studies point out that 30% of our communication is speaking. There are many verbs in English that describe speaking. 

Learn new verbs, boost your vocabulary and avoid using ‘said’ or ‘asked’ in your English writing and speaking.

english verbs for speaking

9 Alternative Verbs for Speaking

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to announce

Meaning: to give information to people via the public address system, for example at an airport, shopping centre, railway station

Example:

A voice on the loudspeaker announced that our train was about to leave for Paris.

to confess

Meaning: to admit that you have done something wrong

Example:

He confessed that it was he who stole the money.

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9 Alternative Verbs for Speaking

to gossip

Meaning: to talk about others

Example:

Don’t tell Sarah anything about your private life or the whole office will know within 24 hours. She gossips a lot.

to grumble

Meaning: to complain about something continuously

Example:

‘It’s always me, I’m always the one who has to do the washing-up!’ she grumbled. ‘Why can’t Peter do it for once?’

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to stutter

Meaning: to have difficulty with pronouncing the first sound of a word, particularly if it is a consonant. People who stutter tend to repeat it a few times. 

Example:

‘W-w-when is the n-n-next b-b-bus, please?’ he stuttered.

to yell

Meaning: to shout very loudly

Example:

‘Pass the ball! Pass it!’ the football coach yelled.

to chat

Meaning: to talk with someone in a friendly way, usually about things that are not important

Example:

I spent all afternoon chatting with friends.

9 Alternative Verbs for Speaking

to swear

Meaning: to use rude and offensive language, particularly when you’re angry

Example:

He swore loudly when he missed the nail and hit his thumb with the hammer instead.

to whisper

Meaning: to speak quietly using your breath rather than your throat

Example:

‘I love you’ he whispered quietly to his girlfriend so that nobody on the bus could hear him.

More Information

For more information on English phrasal verbs, English idiomatic expressions and English grammar rules, check out the following links:

The Grammar of Phrasal Verbs

English Idioms about Decisions

Difference between Since and For

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