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Definition 1: the act of giving a talk to an audience - [noun denoting act]

Samples where talk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I attended an interesting talk on local history

(talk is a kind of ...) teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)

(... is a kind of talk ) a talk that uses a blackboard and chalk

Definition 2: an exchange of ideas via conversation - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where talk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • let's have more work and less talk around here

Synonyms for talk in the sense of this definition

(talk is a kind of ...) the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.

(... is a kind of talk ) insincere talk about religion or morals

(... is a kind of talk ) a conversation between two persons

(... is a kind of talk ) an intimate talk in private

"he took me aside for a little heart-to-heart"

(... is a kind of talk ) (Yiddish) a warm heart-to-heart talk

(... is a kind of talk ) talk about your business that only others in the same business can understand

(... is a kind of talk ) empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk

"that's a lot of wind" "don't give me any of that jazz"

(... is a kind of talk ) noisy talk

Definition 3: idle gossip or rumor - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where talk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there has been talk about you lately

Synonyms for talk in the sense of this definition

(talk is a kind of ...) a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people

"the divorce caused much gossip"

Definition 4: a speech that is open to the public - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where talk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he attended a lecture on telecommunications

Synonyms for talk in the sense of this definition

(talk is a kind of ...) the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience

"he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"

Definition 5: discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of') - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where talk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his poetry contains much talk about love and anger

(talk is a kind of ...) an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic

"the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic" "his treatment of the race question is badly biased"

Definition 6: express in speech - [verb of communication]

Samples where talk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She talks a lot of nonsense
  • This depressed patient does not verbalize

Synonyms for talk in the sense of this definition

(talk is a kind of ...) transmit thoughts or feelings

"He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

(... is a kind of talk ) produce tones with the voice

"She was singing while she was cooking" "My brother sings very well"

(... is a kind of talk ) talk in a tearful manner

(... is a kind of talk ) talk freely and without inhibition

(... is a kind of talk ) talk incessantly and tiresomely

(... is a kind of talk ) make noise as if chattering away

"The magpies were chattering in the trees"

(... is a kind of talk ) speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

(... is a kind of talk ) speak or write in generalities

(... is a kind of talk ) deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)

"The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"

(... is a kind of talk ) vary the pitch of one's speech

(... is a kind of talk ) speak softly or indistinctly

"She murmured softly to the baby in her arms"

(... is a kind of talk ) talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice

(... is a kind of talk ) utter indistinctly

(... is a kind of talk ) utter or make a noise, as when swallowing too quickly

"He gulped for help after choking on a big piece of meat"

(... is a kind of talk ) utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically

"The students chanted the same slogan over and over again"

(... is a kind of talk ) utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way

"The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention"

(... is a kind of talk ) talk or utter in a cackling manner

"The women cackled when they saw the movie star step out of the limousine"

(... is a kind of talk ) express or utter with a hiss

(... is a kind of talk ) talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner

(... is a kind of talk ) utter in deep prolonged tones

(... is a kind of talk ) speak in an unfriendly tone

"She barked into the dictaphone"

(... is a kind of talk ) utter impulsively

"He blurted out the secret" "He blundered his stupid ideas"

(... is a kind of talk ) utter in a grating voice

(... is a kind of talk ) speak louder; raise one's voice

"The audience asked the lecturer to please speak up"

(... is a kind of talk ) speak in a hesitant and high-pitched tone of voice

(... is a kind of talk ) speak softly; in a low voice

(... is a kind of talk ) utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)

"My grandmother is hard of hearing--you'll have to shout"

(... is a kind of talk ) speak spontaneously and without restraint

"She always shoots her mouth off and says things she later regrets"

(... is a kind of talk ) begin to speak or say

"`Now listen, friends', he began"

(... is a kind of talk ) speak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice

(... is a kind of talk ) utter speech sounds

(... is a kind of talk ) utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone

"The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer" "The guard snarled at us"

(... is a kind of talk ) utter with enthusiasm

(... is a kind of talk ) speak unintelligibly in or as if in religious ecstasy

"The parishioners spoke in tongues"

(... is a kind of talk ) speak haltingly

"The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"

(... is a kind of talk ) talk in a monotonous voice

(... is a kind of talk ) utter while crying

(... is a kind of talk ) discuss or mention

"They spoke of many things"

(... is a kind of talk ) utter with a puff of air

"whiff out a prayer"

(talk has a similar meaning as ...) be verbose

"This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious"

(... is a kind of talk ) utter indistinctly

"She swallowed the last words of her speech"

(... is a kind of talk ) look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed

"The King will read the proclamation at noon"

Definition 7: exchange thoughts; talk with - [verb of communication]

Samples where talk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We often talk business
  • Actions talk louder than words

Synonyms for talk in the sense of this definition

(talk is a kind of ...) transmit thoughts or feelings

"He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

(... is a kind of talk ) wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies

"She won't dish the dirt"

(... is a kind of talk ) talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

"The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries" "My husband never flirts with other women"

(... is a kind of talk ) carry on a conversation

(... is a kind of talk ) talk to oneself

(... is a kind of talk ) discuss frankly, often in a business context

(... is a kind of talk ) talk frankly with; lay it on the line

"I have to level with you"

(... is a kind of talk ) speak impudently to

(... is a kind of talk ) speak dogmatically

(... is a kind of talk ) speak at great length (about something)

(... is a kind of talk ) speak in a condescending manner, as if to a child

"He talks down to her"

(... is a kind of talk ) talk pompously

(... is a kind of talk ) talk in a dogmatic and pompous manner

"The new professor always pontificates"

(... is a kind of talk ) talk at length and formally about a topic

"The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England"

(... is a kind of talk ) continue talking

"`I know it's hard', he continued, `but there is no choice'" "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"

(... is a kind of talk ) talk volubly

Definition 8: reveal information - [verb of communication]

Samples where talk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!
  • The former employee spilled all the details

Synonyms for talk in the sense of this definition

(talk is a kind of ...) let something be known

"Tell them that you will be late"

(talk has a similar meaning as ...) divulge confidential information or secrets

"Be careful--his secretary talks"

Definition 9: use language - [verb of communication]

Samples where talk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the baby talks already
  • the prisoner won't speak
  • they speak a strange dialect

Synonyms for talk in the sense of this definition

(talk is a kind of ...) transmit thoughts or feelings

"He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

(... is a kind of talk ) talk or narrate at length

(... is a kind of talk ) speak with spotty or superficial knowledge

"She smatters Russian"

(... is a kind of talk ) use slang or vulgar language

Definition 10: deliver a lecture or talk - [verb of communication]

Samples where talk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She will talk at Rutgers next week
  • Did you ever lecture at Harvard?

Synonyms for talk in the sense of this definition

(talk is a kind of ...) impart skills or knowledge to

"I taught them French" "He instructed me in building a boat"

(... is a kind of talk ) deliver a sermon

"The minister is not preaching this Sunday"

Definition 11: divulge confidential information or secrets - [verb of communication]

Samples where talk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Be careful--his secretary talks

Synonyms for talk in the sense of this definition

(talk is a kind of ...) make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

"The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold" "The actress won't reveal how old she is" "bring out the truth" "he broke the news to her" "unwrap the evidence in the murder case" "The newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings"

(talk has a similar meaning as ...) reveal information

"If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!" "The former employee spilled all the details"

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