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Meaning & Definition of Talk in English

English

Talk

/tɔk/

noun

1. An exchange of ideas via conversation

  • "Let's have more work and less talk around here"
    synonym:
  • talk
  • ,
  • talking

2. Discussion

  • (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of')
  • "His poetry contains much talk about love and anger"
    synonym:
  • talk

3. The act of giving a talk to an audience

  • "I attended an interesting talk on local history"
    synonym:
  • talk

4. A speech that is open to the public

  • "He attended a lecture on telecommunications"
    synonym:
  • lecture
  • ,
  • public lecture
  • ,
  • talk

5. Idle gossip or rumor

  • "There has been talk about you lately"
    synonym:
  • talk
  • ,
  • talk of the town

verb

1. Exchange thoughts

  • Talk with
  • "We often talk business"
  • "Actions talk louder than words"
    synonym:
  • talk
  • ,
  • speak

2. Express in speech

  • "She talks a lot of nonsense"
  • "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
    synonym:
  • talk
  • ,
  • speak
  • ,
  • utter
  • ,
  • mouth
  • ,
  • verbalize
  • ,
  • verbalise

3. Use language

  • "The baby talks already"
  • "The prisoner won't speak"
  • "They speak a strange dialect"
    synonym:
  • speak
  • ,
  • talk

4. Reveal information

  • "If you don't oblige me, i'll talk!"
  • "The former employee spilled all the details"
    synonym:
  • spill
  • ,
  • talk

5. Divulge confidential information or secrets

  • "Be careful--his secretary talks"
    synonym:
  • spill the beans
  • ,
  • let the cat out of the bag
  • ,
  • talk
  • ,
  • tattle
  • ,
  • blab
  • ,
  • peach
  • ,
  • babble
  • ,
  • sing
  • ,
  • babble out
  • ,
  • blab out

6. Deliver a lecture or talk

  • "She will talk at rutgers next week"
  • "Did you ever lecture at harvard?"
    synonym:
  • lecture
  • ,
  • talk

Examples of using

I thought you didn't want to talk to us.
Don't talk to me that way.
I prefer to not talk about it.