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. 

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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.

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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

Free resources are always available at BBC Learning English.

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