- noun (in the UK) a statement read by the sovereign at the opening of parliament, detailing the government's proposed legislative programme.
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Queen's Speech — (or King s Speech in a king s reign) noun 1. The sovereign s address to parliament at its annual opening ceremony, describing proposed government legislation 2. An address to the nation and Commonwealth by the sovereign on Christmas day,… … Useful english dictionary
Queen's speech — Queen s speech, the a speech given by the Queen at the official opening of the British Parliament each year, usually in October. The speech is actually written by the government, and it gives details of the government s plans for the next year,… … Dictionary of contemporary English
Queen's Speech — ► NOUN ▪ (in the UK) a statement read by the sovereign at the opening of parliament, detailing the government s proposed legislative programme … English terms dictionary
Queen’s Speech — The Queen’s Speech is part of the ceremony of the State Opening of Parliament. It is prepared by the Prime Minister and sets out the ministerial agenda for the coming year. In a neutral voice, the Queen reads ‘The Most Gracious Speech from the … Glossary of UK Government and Politics
Queen’s Speech — a speech made by the Queen at the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords. In it she reads out the government’s plans for the coming year. The speech is written for her by members of the government. It is an important occasion and is… … Universalium
Queen's speech — /kwinz ˈspitʃ/ (say kweenz speech) noun (in Britain) a speech read by the sovereign to the assembled members of both houses of Parliament at the beginning of a new parliamentary session, reviewing the nation s affairs and outlining the government … Australian English dictionary
Queen's speech. — See King s speech. * * * … Universalium
Queen's speech. — See King s speech … Useful english dictionary
(the) Queen's Speech — the Queen’s Speech UK US noun british a speech given by the Queen every year in which she explains the UK government’s plans for the next year http://www.macmillandictionary.com/med2cd/weblinks/queens speech the.htm Thesaurus: speeches and parts… … Useful english dictionary
the Queen's Speech — UK / US noun British a speech given by the Queen every year in which she explains the UK government s plans for the next year … English dictionary