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Definition of "small talk" [small talk]

  • Casual or trivial conversation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "small talk" in a sentence
  • "I'd make small talk for a few minutes, ask about Doris C., the woman he had married four years earlier, and then I'd tell him the situation with Jason."
  • "Spock appreciated that Warde did not bother to engage in small talk in the meantime."
  • "In the interim, Id had time to make small talk with one of the Englishmans friends, who lived half the year in Miami, it turned out."