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Talk \Talk\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Talked; p. pr. & vb. n. Talking.] [Cf. LG. talk talk, gabble, Prov. G. talken to speak indistinctly; or OD. tolken to interpret, MHG. tolkan to interpret, to tell, to speak indistinctly, Dan. tolke to interpret, Sw. tolka, Icel. t?lka to interpret, t?lkr an interpreter, Lith. tulkas an interpreter, tulkanti, tulk[=o]ti, to interpret, Russ. tolkovate to interpret, to talk about; or perhaps fr. OE. talien to speak (see Tale, v. i. & n.).]
To utter words; esp., to converse familiarly; to speak, as in familiar discourse, when two or more persons interchange thoughts.
I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, walk with you, and so following, but I will not eat with you.
To confer; to reason; to consult.
Let me talk with thee of thy judgments.
--Jer. xii. 1.
To prate; to speak impertinently. [Colloq.]
To talk of, to relate; to tell; to give an account of; as, authors talk of the wonderful remains of Palmyra. ``The natural histories of Switzerland talk much of the fall of these rocks, and the great damage done.''
To talk to, to advise or exhort, or to reprove gently; as, I will talk to my son respecting his conduct. [Colloq.]
Talk \Talk\, n.
The act of talking; especially, familiar converse; mutual discourse; that which is uttered, especially in familiar conversation, or the mutual converse of two or more.
In various talk the instructive hours they passed.
Their talk, when it was not made up of nautical phrases, was too commonly made up of oaths and curses.
Report; rumor; as, to hear talk of war.
I hear a talk up and down of raising our money.
Subject of discourse; as, his achievment is the talk of the town.
Syn: Conversation; colloquy; discourse; chat; dialogue; conference; communication. See Conversation.
Talk \Talk\, v. t.
To speak freely; to use for conversing or communicating; as, to talk French.
To deliver in talking; to speak; to utter; to make a subject of conversation; as, to talk nonsense; to talk politics.
To consume or spend in talking; -- often followed by away; as, to talk away an evening.
To cause to be or become by talking. ``They would talk themselves mad.'' --Shak. To talk over.
To talk about; to have conference respecting; to deliberate upon; to discuss; as, to talk over a matter or plan.
To change the mind or opinion of by talking; to convince; as, to talk over an opponent.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1200, talken, probably a diminutive or frequentative form related to Middle English tale "story," and ultimately from the same source as tale, with rare English formative -k (compare hark from hear, stalk from steal, smirk from smile) and replacing that word as a verb. East Frisian has talken "to talk, chatter, whisper." Related: Talked; talking.\n
\nTo talk (something) up "discuss in order to promote" is from 1722. To talk shop is from 1854. To talk turkey is from 1824, supposedly from an elaborate joke about a swindled Indian. To talk back "answer impudently or rudely" is from 1869. Phrase talking head is by 1966 in the jargon of television production, "an in-tight closeup of a human head talking on television." In reference to a person who habitually appears on television in talking-head shots (usually a news anchor), by 1970. The phrase is used earlier, in reference to the well-known magic trick (such as Señor Wences's talking head-in-the-box "Pedro" on the "Ed Sullivan Show"), and to actual talking heads in mythology around the world (Orpheus, Bran).
late 15c., "speech, discourse, conversation," from talk (v.). Meaning "informal lecture or address" is from 1859. Meaning "a subject of gossip" is from 1620s (in talk of the town). Talk show first recorded 1965; talk radio is from 1985.
n. A conversation or discussion. vb. (context transitive English) To communicate, usually by means of speech.
n. an exchange of ideas via conversation; "let's have more work and less talk around here" [syn: talking]
(`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of') discussion; "his poetry contains much talk about love and anger"
the act of giving a talk to an audience; "I attended an interesting talk on local history"
idle gossip or rumor; "there has been talk about you lately" [syn: talk of the town]
v. exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words" [syn: speak]
use language; "the baby talks already"; "the prisoner won't speak"; "they speak a strange dialect" [syn: speak]
reveal information; "If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!"; "The former employee spilled all the details" [syn: spill]
divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks" [syn: spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, tattle, blab, peach, babble, sing, babble out, blab out] [ant: keep quiet]
deliver a lecture or talk; "She will talk at Rutgers next week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?" [syn: lecture]
talk is a Unix text chat program, originally allowing messaging only between the users logged on to one multi-user computer—but later extended to allow chat to users on other systems.
Although largely superseded by IRC and other modern systems, it is still included with most Unix-like systems today, including Linux, BSD systems and OS X.
Talk was an American magazine published from 1999 to 2002.
Talk is a 1994 Australian film directed by Susan Lambert and starring Victoria Longley and Angie Milliken.
Talk may refer to:
- Conversation, interactive communication between two or more people
- Speech, the production of a spoken language
- Interaction, face to face conversations
- Compulsive talking, beyond the bounds of what is considered to be a socially acceptable amount of talking
"Talk" is a 2016 single by French producer DJ Snake featuring Australian vocalist George Maple. It was released on 2 June 2016 as the second single from DJ Snake's debut album Encore. DJ Snake had hinted at the possibility of releasing new music via Twitter a few days before the single's release. It features vocals from George Maple's song "Talk Talk" that was released in December 2014. The track, which infuses tropical house sounds, was released by Interscope Records and made available for purchase on iTunes on 10 June 2016.
"Talk" is a song by British alternative rock band Coldplay. Built around a motif from Kraftwerk's 1981 song " Computer Love", it was written by all members of the band and appeared on their third album, X&Y. In the United States, the song entered at number 86 on the Billboard Hot 100 and elsewhere in the world its success varied. It peaked at number one in the Netherlands' Dutch Top 40, becoming the band's first number one single there.
The song received positive reviews, with critics noting the music's sound and memorable lyrics. Both the song and its " Thin White Duke" remix were nominated for the 2007 Grammy Awards, the latter of which won in the category of Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical.
Talk is the fourteenth studio album by the English progressive rock band Yes, released on 21 March 1994 by Victory Music, an independent label founded by former Atlantic Records vice president Phil Carson. Recording began in late 1992 with the line-up of Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Chris Squire, Alan White, and Tony Kaye. Initially, Rick Wakeman was involved in the project before contractual problems led to his departure. The album was recorded on hard disk at Rabin's home studio using an early version of the digital audio workstation software Digital Performer.
Talk was a mild commercial success upon its release, reaching No. 20 in the UK and No. 33 in the U.S, and received a poor reception from music critics. " The Calling" and " Walls" were released as singles that charted at No. 3 and 24 on the U.S. Hot Mainstream Rock chart, respectively. The album was supported by a 1994 tour that covered North and South America and Japan. At its conclusion, Rabin and Kaye left the band in 1995. Carson has high praise for the album but thought it was made "at the wrong time".
Talk is the debut album by Australian rock group Paul Kelly and the Dots and was originally released on 30 March 1981 by Mushroom Records and re-released in 1990. Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons leader Joe Camilleri produced seven of the eleven tracks with three tracks produced by Martin Armiger ( The Sports) and one by Trevor Lucas (ex- Fairport Convention, Fotheringay). The album spawned the singles, "Recognition", " Billy Baxter" and "Lowdown". Only "Billy Baxter" appeared on the Kent Music Report Singles Chart it peaked at No. 38. The album peaked at No. 44 on the related Albums Chart. All tracks were written by Kelly, including two co-written with guitarist Chris Langman.
Talk is an Obie award winning play written by Carl Hancock Rux, first produced at the Joseph Papp Public Theater New York Shakespeare Festival in 2002.The play was initially workshopped at the Sundance Institute in Utah and premiered at the Joseph Papp Public Theater (co-produced by the Foundry Theater, Melanie Joseph, producing, artistic director) directed by Marion McClinton; set by James Noone; costumes by Toni-Leslie James; lighting by James L. Vermeulen; video, Marilys Ernst; sound by Tim Schellenbaum; dramaturgy and music supervisor, Jocelyn Clarke; production stage manager, Scott Pegg; production manager, Jody Kuh; assistant stage manager, Neelam Vaswani.
Usage examples of "talk".
I have heard thy windy talk, and this is the answer: we will neither depart, nor come down to you, but will abide our death by your hands here on this hill-side.
Everett were just stepping out of the stables when they spied Abigail and Moira strolling toward them, talking and laughing.
All the talk aboard was of booty and a run ashore with some money to spend.
So they abode a little, and the more part of what talk there was came from the Lady, and she was chiefly asking Ralph of his home in Upmeads, and his brethren and kindred, and he told her all openly, and hid naught, while her voice ravished his very soul from him, and it seemed strange to him, that such an one should hold him in talk concerning these simple matters and familiar haps, and look on him so kindly and simply.
Martin Cash was a fellow countryman, born at Enniscorthy in County Wexford, and when he had been sent to Norfolk Island, he had talked freely of his exploits as absconder and bushranger, taking great pride in both.
The entire county could be listening in, but too much time had passed and Banish needed to talk to Abies now.
Talking of Serviliuses and getting back to the grain shortage, Servilius the Augur continues to do abysmally in Sicily.
A woman raised in an environment so full of honor and respect, and someone who, according to the academician, led her whole family around by their noses, had thought it worthwhile to talk to him, and in a way that came rather close to friendliness.
But if the governmental systems are providing justice and protecting equity, revolutions can be achieved through talk, not violence.
At that moment I saw Petronio going by, and availing myself of a moment when the officer was talking to someone, I told him not to appear to be acquainted with me, but to tell me where he lived.
I left the coffee-room with the young Frenchman, who, being well acquainted with the place, took me to the most favourable spot, and we waited there for the two other champions, who were walking slowly and talking together.
He had talked to Scott before about using his acreage to build low-cost homes for people in need.
He tried again and again to get Scott to talk about his idea for utilizing some of the Overhulse acreage to build clean but cheap housing.
One could not have a pretty actress to supper without causing a scandal, but such an invitation to a castrato makes nobody talk.
It helped that I knew where Jam was and that I had actu ally talked to her.