Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 23:16
From out- + speak. Cognate with Scots outspeak (“to declare, utter, speak out”), Dutch uitspreken (“to pronounce, outspeak”), German aussprechen (“to express, pronounce”).
outspeak (third-person singular simple present outspeaks, present participle outspeaking, simple past outspoke, past participle outspoken)
- (transitive) To surpass in speaking; say or express more than; signify or claim superiority to; be superior to in meaning or significance; speak louder than.
- (intransitive, rare, dialectal) To speak out or aloud.
- (transitive, rare, dialectal) To declare; utter; express; vocalise.