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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 spoken
 (a.)口頭講的,口語的(vbl.)speak的過去分詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Speak v. i. [imp. Spoke (Spake Archaic); p. p. Spoken (Spoke, Obs. or Colloq.); p. pr. & vb. n. Speaking.]
 1. To utter words or articulate sounds, as human beings; to express thoughts by words; as, the organs may be so obstructed that a man may not be able to speak.
    Till at the last spake in this manner.   --Chaucer.
    Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth.   --1 Sam. iii. 9.
 2. To express opinions; to say; to talk; to converse.
    That fluid substance in a few minutes begins to set, as the tradesmen speak.   --Boyle.
    An honest man, is able to speak for himself, when a knave is not.   --Shak.
    During the century and a half which followed the Conquest, there is, to speak strictly, no English history.   --Macaulay.
 3. To utter a speech, discourse, or harangue; to adress a public assembly formally.
    Many of the nobility made themselves popular by speaking in Parliament against those things which were most grateful to his majesty.   --Clarendon.
 4. To discourse; to make mention; to tell.
    Lycan speaks of a part of Caesar's army that came to him from the Leman Lake.   --Addison.
 5. To give sound; to sound.
    Make all our trumpets speak.   --Shak.
 6. To convey sentiments, ideas, or intelligence as if by utterance; as, features that speak of self-will.
    Thine eye begins to speak.   --Shak.
 To speak of, to take account of, to make mention of. --Robynson (More's Utopia).
 To speak out, to speak loudly and distinctly; also, to speak unreservedly.
 To speak well for, to commend; to be favorable to.
 To speak with, to converse with. “Would you speak with me?” --Shak.
 Syn: -- To say; tell; talk; converse; discourse; articulate; pronounce; utter.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spo·ken a.
 1. Uttered in speech; delivered by word of mouth; oral; as, a spoken narrative; the spoken word.
 2. Characterized by a certain manner or style in speaking; -- often in composition; as, a pleasant-spoken man.
    Methinks you 're better spoken.   --Shak.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 speak
      v 1: express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This
           depressed patient does not verbalize" [syn: talk, utter,
            mouth, verbalize, verbalise]
      2: exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business";
         "Actions talk louder than words" [syn: talk]
      3: use language; "the baby talks already"; "the prisoner won't
         speak"; "they speak a strange dialect" [syn: talk]
      4: give a speech to; "The chairman addressed the board of
         trustees" [syn: address]
      5: make a characteristic or natural sound; "The drums spoke"
      [also: spoken, spoke]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 spoken
      adj 1: uttered through the medium of speech or characterized by
             speech; sometimes used in combination; "a spoken
             message"; "the spoken language"; "a soft-spoken
             person"; "sharp-spoken" [ant: written]
      2: using the voice in speech; "vocal communication"; "either
         silent or vocal prayers"; "vocal noises" [syn: vocal]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 spoken
      See speak