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talk

talk

 
 
pronunciation:
tawk
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
talk back, talk down, talk down to
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: talked, talking, talks
definition 1: to communicate through spoken words; discuss.
We talked about literary theory.Can the baby talk yet?
 
synonyms:
converse, speak
similar words:
articulate, communicate, dialogue, discourse, enunciate, pronounce, rap, relate, visit
definition 2: to gossip.
The whole town is talking.
synonyms:
gossip, whisper
similar words:
chitchat, visit
definition 3: to chatter idly or incessantly.
synonyms:
chat, chew the fat, chitchat, gab, palaver, yak
similar words:
blab, chatter, gas, prate, prattle, rattle
definition 4: to give a speech; lecture.
synonyms:
declaim, discourse, lecture, speak
similar words:
orate, preach
definition 5: to disclose confidential or secret information.
Even under torture he refused to talk.
synonyms:
tell
similar words:
confess, inform, rat, spill the beans, squeal, tattle
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to give voice to; articulate in words.
You are talking complete nonsense!You are talking sacrilege, and I will not listen to you.
similar words:
express, say
definition 2: to speak (a particular language or dialect).
synonyms:
speak
definition 3: to discuss.
They talked finance at the meeting.
synonyms:
address, discuss
similar words:
air, bat around, cover
definition 4: to influence; convince.
He talked her into buying a car.
synonyms:
cajole, coax, soft-soap, sweet-talk, wheedle
similar words:
butter up, snow
phrase: talk back
phrase: talk down
phrase: talk down to
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of talking; conversation.
synonyms:
articulation, conversation, discourse, expression, pronunciation, speech, utterance, vocalization
similar words:
chat, communication, converse, dialogue, discussion, enunciation, word
definition 2: a speech; lecture.
synonyms:
address, discourse, lecture, oration, speech
similar words:
declamation, discussion, dissertation, sermon
definition 3: a conference; meeting.
synonyms:
colloquium, conference, consultation, meeting
similar words:
chat, dialogue, discussion, palaver, parley, powwow
definition 4: a rumor; gossip.
synonyms:
dirt, gossip, hearsay, rumor, scandal, tale
similar words:
comment, scuttlebutt, tittle-tattle
definition 5: a manner or style of speaking.
baby talk
synonyms:
idiom, language, speech
similar words:
cant, dialect, jargon, lingo, patois, tongue
derivation: talker (n.)
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