Main definitions of overspeaking in English

: overspeaking1overspeaking2

overspeaking1

noun

US
  • An act or the action of overspeaking; exaggeration; garrulousness.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Healey (c1585–c1616), translator. From over- + speaking.

Pronunciation

overspeaking

/ˌəʊvəˈspiːkɪŋ/

Main definitions of overspeaking in English

: overspeaking1overspeaking2

overspeaking2

adjective

rare
  • Verbose; over-elaborate in speech.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Francis Bacon (1561–1626), lord chancellor, politician, and philosopher. From over- + speaking.

Pronunciation

overspeaking

/ˌəʊvəˈspiːkɪŋ/