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 for Spoken
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spoken \Spo"ken\ (sp[=o]"k'n), a. [p. p. of Speak.]
     1. Uttered in speech; delivered by word of mouth; oral; as, a
        spoken narrative; the spoken word.
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     2. Characterized by a certain manner or style in speaking; --
        often in composition; as, a pleasant-spoken man.
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              Methinks you 're better spoken.       --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spoke({Spake">Speak \Speak\, v. i. [imp. Spoke({SpakeArchaic); p. p.
     Spoken({Spoke">Spoken({Spoke, Obs. or Colloq.); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Speaking.] [OE. speken, AS. specan, sprecan; akin to
     OF.ries. spreka, D. spreken, OS. spreken, G. sprechen, OHG.
     sprehhan, and perhaps to Skr. sph[=u]rj to crackle, to
     thunder. Cf. Spark of fire, Speech.]
     1. To utter words or articulate sounds, as human beings; to
        express thoughts by words; as, the organs may be so
        obstructed that a man may not be able to speak.
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              Till at the last spake in this manner. --Chaucer.
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              Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth. --1 Sam. iii.
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     2. To express opinions; to say; to talk; to converse.
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              That fluid substance in a few minutes begins to set,
              as the tradesmen speak.               --Boyle.
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              An honest man, is able to speak for himself, when a
              knave is not.                         --Shak.
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              During the century and a half which followed the
              Conquest, there is, to speak strictly, no English
              history.                              --Macaulay.
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     3. To utter a speech, discourse, or harangue; to adress a
        public assembly formally.
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              Many of the nobility made themselves popular by
              speaking in Parliament against those things which
              were most grateful to his majesty.    --Clarendon.
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     4. To discourse; to make mention; to tell.
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              Lycan speaks of a part of Caesar's army that came to
              him from the Leman Lake.              --Addison.
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     5. To give sound; to sound.
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              Make all our trumpets speak.          --Shak.
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     6. To convey sentiments, ideas, or intelligence as if by
        utterance; as, features that speak of self-will.
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              Thine eye begins to speak.            --Shak.
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     To speak of, to take account of, to make mention of.
        --Robynson (More's Utopia).
     To speak out, to speak loudly and distinctly; also, to
        speak unreservedly.
     To speak well for, to commend; to be favorable to.
     To speak with, to converse with. "Would you speak with me?"
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     Syn: To say; tell; talk; converse; discourse; articulate;
          pronounce; utter.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: uttered through the medium of speech or characterized by
             speech; sometimes used in combination; "a spoken
             message"; "the spoken language"; "a soft-spoken person";
             "sharp-spoken" [ant: written]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  36 Moby Thesaurus words for "spoken":
     articulate, articulated, colloquial, common, conversational,
     enunciated, everyday, familiar, informal, lingual, linguistic,
     nonstandard, nuncupative, oral, parol, pronounced, said, sonant,
     sounded, speak, speech, substandard, traditional, uneducated,
     unliterary, unstudied, unwritten, uttered, verbal, vernacular,
     viva voce, vocal, vocalized, voiced, voiceful, word-of-mouth

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