HyperDic: conversation

English > 1 sense of the word conversation:
NOUNcommunicationconversationthe use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
conversation > pronunciation
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English > conversation: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc..
Narrowerchat, confab, confabulation, schmooze, schmooseAn informal conversation
colloquyformal conversation
commercesocial exchange, especially of opinions, attitudes, etc.
crossfireA lively or heated interchange of ideas and opinions
exchangeA mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one)
gossiping, gossipmongeringA conversation that spreads personal information about other people
nothingsinconsequential conversation
phatic speech, phatic communicationconversational speech used to communicate sociability more than information
rapvoluble conversation
rap sessionconversation in a situation where feelings can be expressed and criticized or supported
second-hand speechoverheard conversation (especially overheard cellphone conversation)
table talkconversation during a meal
talk, talkingAn exchange of ideas via conversation
telephone conversationA conversation over the telephone
tete-a-teteA private conversation between two people
Broaderspeech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communication(language) communication by word of mouth
Spanishcharla, conversación
Catalanconversació, conversa
Adjectivesconversationalcharacteristic of informal spoken language or conversation
Nounsconversationalist, conversationistsomeone skilled at conversation
Verbsconversecarry on a conversation

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