HyperDic: talk

English > 11 senses of the word talk:
VERBcommunicationtalk, speakexchange thoughts
communicationtalk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbaliseexpress in speech
communicationtalk, speakuse language
communicationtalk, spillreveal information
communicationtalk, spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, tattle, blab, peach, babble, sing, babble out, blab outdivulge confidential information or secrets
communicationtalk, lecturedeliver a lecture / lecture or talk
NOUNcommunicationtalk, talkingan exchange of ideas via conversation
communicationtalkdiscussion
acttalkthe act of giving a talk to an audience
communicationtalk, lecture, public lecturea speech that is open to the public
communicationtalk, talk of the townidle gossip or rumor
talk > pronunciation
Soundstao'k
Rhymesairlock ... walk: 27 rhymes with aok...
English > talk: 11 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn exchange of ideas via conversation.
Example"let's have more work and less talk around here"
Synonymtalking
Narrowercant, pious platitudeinsincere talk / talk about religion or morals
dialogue, dialog, duologueA conversation between two persons
heart-to-heartAn intimate talk in private
shmooze(Yiddish) a warm / warm heart-to-heart talk
shop talktalk / talk about your business that only others in the same business can understand
wind, malarkey, malarky, idle words, jazz, nothingnessEmpty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
yak, yack, yakety-yak, chatter, cacklenoisy talk
BroaderconversationThe use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
Spanishcharla, charloteo, conversación, garla
Catalanparlada, xerrada
Verbstalkexpress in speech
talkexchange thoughts
talkreveal information
talkuse language
English > talk: 11 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaningdiscussion; ('talk about' is a less formal alternative for 'discussion of').
Example"his poetry contains much talk about love and anger"
Broaderdiscussion, treatment, discourseAn extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
Spanishcharla, conversación, plática
Catalanxerrada
Verbstalkexpress in speech
talkexchange thoughts
English > talk: 11 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of giving a talk to an audience.
Example"I attended an interesting talk on local history"
Narrowerchalk talkA talk that uses a blackboard and chalk
Broaderlecture, lecturingteaching by giving a discourse on some subject / subject (typically to a class)
Spanishcharla
English > talk: 11 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA speech that is open to the public.
Synonymslecture, public lecture
Broaderaddress, speechThe act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
Spanishcharla, conferencia, lectura, lectura pública
Catalanconferència, lectura pública, xerrada
Verbstalkdeliver a lecture / lecture or talk
English > talk: 11 senses > noun 5, communication
Meaningidle gossip or rumor.
Example"there has been talk about you lately"
Synonymtalk of the town
Broadergossip, comment, scuttlebuttA report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people
Spanishconventillo, cotilleo, murmuración, palabrería
Catalanmurmuració, xafardeig
Adjectivestalkyfull of trivial conversation
Verbstalkdivulge confidential information or secrets
English > talk: 11 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningExchange thoughts; talk with.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP; Somebody ----s to somebody
ModelSam and Sue talk
Examples
  • "We often talk business"
  • "Actions talk louder than words"
Synonymspeak
Narrowerchat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mashtalk / talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
cheekspeak impudently to
continue, go on, carry on, proceedContinue talking / talking / talking
converse, discoursecarry on a conversation
dish the dirt, gossipwag one's tongue
dogmatize, dogmatisespeak dogmatically
hold forth, discourse, dissertatetalk / talk at length and formally about a topic
leveltalk frankly with
monologuize, monologuise, soliloquize, soliloquisetalk / talk to oneself
oratetalk / talk pompously
pontificatetalk / talk in a dogmatic and pompous manner
raptalk / talk volubly
spielspeak at great length (about something)
talk downspeak in a condescending manner, as if to a child
talk turkeydiscuss frankly, often in a business context
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
Spanishdialogar, hablar
Catalandialogar, parlar
Adjectivestalkativefriendly and open and willing / willing to talk / talk
Nounstalk, talkingan exchange of ideas via conversation
talkdiscussion
English > talk: 11 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningExpress in speech.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"She talks a lot of nonsense"
Synonymsspeak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise
Entailed bydeclaim, reciterecite in elocution
pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, sayspeak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
NarrowerbabbleUtter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way
barkspeak in an unfriendly tone
bayUtter in deep prolonged tones
beginBegin to speak or say
blubber, blubber outUtter while crying
blurt out, blurt, blunder out, blunder, ejaculateUtter impulsively
bumble, stutter, stammer, falterspeak haltingly
cackletalk / talk or utter in a cackling manner
chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabblespeak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
chattermake noise as if chattering away
deliver, presentdeliver (a speech, oration, or idea)
drone, drone ontalk in a monotonous voice
enthuseUtter with enthusiasm
generalize, generalisespeak or write in generalities / generalities
gulpUtter or make a noise, as when swallowing too quickly
hiss, sizz, siss, sibilateExpress or utter with a hiss
lip off, shoot one's mouth offspeak spontaneously and without restraint
mumble, mutter, maunder, mussitatetalk indistinctly
murmurspeak softly or indistinctly
open uptalk / talk freely and without inhibition
peepspeak in a hesitant and high-pitched tone of voice
rant, mouth off, jabber, spout, rabbit on, ravetalk / talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
raspUtter in a grating voice
readlook at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
shoututter in a loud voice
singproduce tones with the voice
slurUtter indistinctly
snap, snarlUtter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone
snivel, whinetalk / talk in a tearful manner
speak in tonguesspeak unintelligibly in or as if in religious ecstasy
speak upspeak louder
swallowUtter indistinctly
talk of, talk aboutdiscuss or mention
tone, chant, intoneUtter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically
tone, inflect, modulateVary the pitch of one's speech
trollspeak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice
verbalize, verbaliseBe verbose
vocalize, vocalise, phonateUtter speech sounds
whiffUtter with a puff of air
whisperspeak softly
yack, jaw, yack away, rattle on, yap awaytalk incessantly and tiresomely
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
Similar toverbalize, verbaliseBe verbose
Spanishconversar, decir, dialogar, hablar, proferir, pronunciar, verbalizar
Catalandialogar, dir, parlar, proferir, verbalitzar
Nounstalkan exchange of ideas via conversation
talkdiscussion
talkersomeone who expresses in language
English > talk: 11 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningUse language.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelSam and Sue talk
Example"the baby talks already"
Synonymspeak
Entailed byaddress, speakGive a speech to
Narrowerrun ontalk or narrate at length
slangUse slang or vulgar language / language
smatterspeak with spotty or superficial knowledge
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
Spanishcharlar, conversar, dialogar, hablar
Catalanconversar, dialogar, parlar, xerrar
Nounstalkan exchange of ideas via conversation
talkersomeone who expresses in language
English > talk: 11 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningreveal information.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!"
Synonymspill
BroadertellLet something be known
Similar tospill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, talk, tattle, blab, peach, babble, sing, babble out, blab outdivulge confidential information or secrets
Spanishhablar
Nounstalkan exchange of ideas via conversation
English > talk: 11 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaningdivulge confidential information or secrets.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"Be careful--his secretary talks"
Synonymsspill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, tattle, blab, peach, babble, sing, babble out, blab out
Broaderunwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out, uncoverMake known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
Oppositekeep quiet, shut one's mouth, keep one's mouth shutRefrain from divulging sensitive information
Similar tospill, talkreveal information
Spanishcantar, cotillear, delatar, mascullar
Catalancantar, divulgar, murmurar, parlar, parlotejar, revelar, xerrar
Adjectivestalkativeunwisely talking / talking / talking too much
Nounstalkidle gossip or rumor
English > talk: 11 senses > verb 6, communication
Meaningdeliver a lecture / lecture or talk.
PatternSomebody ----s; Something ----s to somebody; Somebody ----s on something
ModelSam and Sue talk
Example"She will talk at Rutgers next week"
Synonymlecture
Narrowerpreach, prophesydeliver a sermon
Broaderteach, learn, instructImpart skills or knowledge to
Spanishconferenciar, dialogar, hablar, perorar
Catalanconversar, dialogar, parlar, perorar, xerrar
Nounstalka speech that is open to the public
talkersomeone who expresses in language

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