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talk

talk

 
 
pronunciation:
tawk
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
talk back
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part of speech: verb
inflections: talked, talking, talks
definition 1: to use spoken words.
Can the baby talk yet?
 
synonyms:
converse, speak
similar words:
articulate, communicate, enunciate, pronounce, relate
definition 2: to discuss.
They talked business at the meeting.
synonyms:
address, discuss
similar words:
air, cover
definition 3: to bring or persuade; convince (usually followed by "into").
The salesman talked her into buying new shoes, even though she didn't need them.
synonyms:
coax
similar words:
butter up, snow
phrase: talk back
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of talking; conversation.
They had a long talk about school.
synonyms:
conversation, expression, pronunciation, speech
similar words:
communication, discussion, enunciation
definition 2: a speech.
The visitor gave a talk on how to stay fit and healthy.
synonyms:
address, lecture, speech
similar words:
discussion, sermon
definition 3: a meeting.
The leaders of the world had a talk in Washington to discuss world trade.
synonyms:
conference, meeting
similar words:
chat, dialogue, discussion
definition 4: a rumor; gossip.
The talk around town is that he wants to marry her.
synonyms:
gossip, hearsay, rumor
derivation: talker (n.)
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