[ US /ˈtɔk/ ]
[ UK /tˈɔːk/ ]
NOUN
  1. the act of giving a talk to an audience
    I attended an interesting talk on local history
  2. discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of')
    his poetry contains much talk about love and anger
  3. an exchange of ideas via conversation
    let's have more work and less talk around here
  4. a speech that is open to the public
    he attended a lecture on telecommunications
  5. idle gossip or rumor
    there has been talk about you lately
VERB
  1. exchange thoughts; talk with
    Actions talk louder than words
    We often talk business
  2. use language
    they speak a strange dialect
    the baby talks already
    the prisoner won't speak
  3. reveal information
    If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!
    The former employee spilled all the details
  4. express in speech
    This depressed patient does not verbalize
    She talks a lot of nonsense
  5. deliver a lecture or talk
    Did you ever lecture at Harvard?
    She will talk at Rutgers next week
  6. divulge confidential information or secrets
    Be careful--his secretary talks
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How To Use talk In A Sentence

  • Moreover, she is being asked to do this while remaining scrupulously impartial and keeping the viewer entertained with talk of trade deals, tariffs and employment figures. Times, Sunday Times
  • I didn't open my mouth until he talked himself out.
  • As I did at FIAC, I selected 18 galleries and asked their most anglophonic expert to pick an image and talk about it for under two minutes. Michael Kurcfeld: Doing Shots: The Old and the New at Paris Photo 2011 (VIDEO)
  • The battery-operated doll comes complete with walkie-talkie and a wardrobe choice of military fatigues or bolero jacket and gold trousers.
  • I blame it all on becca who called me in the middle of the night to talk to me all about how the two best friends names are Kate and Becca and that the main character lives in apartment 601 as my address and other kooky details that i have been trying to forget nightly since i saw that movie, And then every sound is that kid coming out of the television and im only writing about it now in order to expunge as i fear she will grab hold of my foot from under the desk and eat me or turn me into something decomposing or whatever it is she does. i-claudius Diary Entry
  • Confident, tanned and talkative, he looked the epitome of the champion he longs to be again. Times, Sunday Times
  • Over 20 factors were analyzed amongst the DUI attorneys sampled, including whether free consultations are offered, if a lawyer is willing to do 'outcall' (meaning they will meet with potential clients outside the office), how aggressive the defense of the client is, the degree to which each client is offered access to their lawyer, how much time is spent with each client talking by phone or over email, and other factors. WebWire | Recent Headlines
  • When the Mexican chair of the meeting declared the talks formally closed there were whoops of delight from the African delegates.
  • She told the children to pipe down while she was talking on the telephone.
  • It would seem that efforts to train stalkers to high standards have been successful, and I would agree with that conclusion.
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