- The definition of a speech community is a group of people who speak the same language and share the same words and grammar rules.
An example of a speech community is the group of English language speakers throughout the World.
speech community definition by Webster's New World
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all the people speaking a particular language or dialect, whether in a single geographical area or dispersed throughout various regions
speech community definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A group of speakers, whether located in one area or scattered, who recognize the same language or dialect of a language as a standard.