1. [ verb ] exchange thoughts; talk with;
Synonyms: speak

"We often talk business" also used metaphorically: "Actions talk louder than words"

Related terms: communicate continue converse chat_up discourse level gossip pontificate talk_turkey orate dogmatize monologuize spiel spiel talk_down rap cheek speak_for speech
2. [ verb ] express in speech
Synonyms: speak mouth utter verbalise verbalize

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

Related terms: communicate shout sing whisper deliver mumble read murmur speak_of begin snap stutter bumble blurt_out babble cackle chant rant bark bay chatter gulp yack snivel hiss drone rasp speak_up verbalise inflect enthuse generalize whiff phonate troll speak_in_tongues lip_off chatter swallow open_up slur peep blubber rant speak_up verbalise mouth speaker speech sass utterance speaking verbalization mouthpiece
3. [ noun ] an exchange of ideas via conversation
Synonyms: talking

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

Related terms: conversation dialogue yak shmooze wind heart-to-heart cant shop_talk
4. [ verb ] use language
Synonyms: speak

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

Related terms: communicate run_on smatter slang speaking
5. [ verb ] reveal information
Synonyms: spill

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

Related terms: tell tattle
6. [ verb ] divulge information or secrets; spill the beans
Synonyms: sing blab let_the_cat_out_of_the_bag babble babble_out blab_out peach spill_the_beans tattle

"Be careful--his secretary talks"

Related terms: keep_one's_mouth_shut disclose tattle tattletale
7. [ noun ] (work,education) a act of giving a talk to an audience

"I attended an interesting talk on local history"

Related terms: lecture chalk_talk
8. [ noun ] (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of') discussion

"his poetry contains much talk about love and anger"

Related terms: discussion
9. [ noun ] a speech that is open to the public
Synonyms: lecture public_lecture

"he attended a lecture on telecommunications"

Related terms: address lecture
10. [ verb ] (education) deliver a lecture or talk
Synonyms: lecture

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

Related terms: teach preach lecture lector lecturer
11. [ noun ] idle gossip or rumor
Synonyms: talk_of_the_town

"there has been talk about you lately"

Related terms: gossip tattle
Similar spelling:   talky