after-dinner speech

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Noun[edit]

after-dinner speech (plural after-dinner speeches)

  1. A public address event that is traditionally spoken after a dinner, and meant to take an important topic and make greater sense of it through the use of humor that is relevant to the idea presented.

Usage notes[edit]

This type of speech is found at the collegiate level and is typically eight to ten minutes long. Major Competitions featuring such speeches: American Forensics Association (AFA), and National Forensics Association (NFA).