speakworthy

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From speak +‎ -worthy. Compare speechworthy.

AdjectiveEdit

speakworthy (comparative more speakworthy, superlative most speakworthy)

  1. Worthy of mention; worthy of being spoken; mentionable.
    • 1976, Eliseo Vivas, Henry Regnery, Viva Vivas!: Essays in honor of Eliseo Vivas:
      Here it is useful to invoke Saussure's principle, remarking that when it is encountered in a book the chief nuance of the non-speakworthy word is to call attention to some special quality — no matter what — [...]
    • 1995, William Turner, A new herball:
      Poppy gives no speakworthy nourishment unto the body.