"Said" words

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Cheez

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Hello, I'm wondering if there is a word that categorizes or defines all the words that can be used in conjunction with spoken words.

A few examples of what would be in that category:
said
remarked
shouted
bellowed
asked
replied


Incase I didn't write that clearly enough, here is another example:
"Hello," Bob said.
"Goodbye," Sally replied.
The words 'said' and 'replied' would be examples of ___ ?
 

Mister Micawber

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These are called 'reporting verbs'.
 
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