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Definition of "talk" []

  • To articulate (words): The baby is talking sentences now. (verb-transitive)
  • To give expression to in words: talk treason. (verb-transitive)
  • To speak of or discuss (something): talk music; talk business; (verb-transitive)
  • To speak or know how to speak in (an idiom or language): talked French with the flight crew. (verb-transitive)
  • To gain, influence, or bring into a specified state by talking: talked me into coming; talked their way out of trouble. (verb-transitive)
  • To express one's thoughts, feelings, or desires by means of words (to); speak (to) (verb)

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.

  • To communicate or exchange thoughts by other means (verb)
  • To exchange ideas, pleasantries, or opinions (about) (verb)
  • To articulate words; verbalize (verb)
  • To give voice to; utter (verb)
  • To hold a conversation about; discuss (verb)
  • To reveal information (verb)
  • To know how to communicate in (a language or idiom) (verb)
  • To spread rumours or gossip (verb)
  • To make sounds suggestive of talking (verb)
  • To be effective or persuasive (verb)
  • A speech or lecture (noun)
  • An exchange of ideas or thoughts (noun)
  • Idle chatter, gossip, or rumour (noun)
  • A subject of conversation; theme (noun)
  • A conference, discussion, or negotiation (noun)
  • A specific manner of speaking (noun)

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Use "talk" in a sentence
  • "Now I'm going to continue educating my 8 month old on love the world, but don't talk to strangers..talk to me about sex.."
  • "Of the slew of candidates and wannabee candidates running for the grand prize of President, how many really \ 'talk the talk\', let alone \ 'walk the walk\'?"
  • "Momentous questions should be thrust aside until later, and the talk should be -- well, _talk_, not arguing, quarreling, or scandal-mongering."