1. 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.Pope.
Their talk, when it was not made up of nautical phrases, was too commonly made up of oaths and
2. Report; rumor; as, to hear talk of war.
I hear a talk up and down of raising our money.Locke.
3. Subject of discourse; as, his achievment is the talk of the town.
Syn. Conversation; colloquy; discourse; chat; dialogue; conference; communication. See Conversation.
(Talk"a*tive) a. Given to much talking.
Syn. Garrulous; loquacious. See Garrulous.
Talk"a*tive*ly, adv. Talk"a*tive*ness, n.
1. One who talks; especially, one who is noted for his power of conversing readily or agreeably; a conversationist.
There probably were never four talkers more admirable in four different ways than Johnson, Burke,
Beauclerk, and Garrick.Macaulay.
2. A loquacious person, male or female; a prattler; a babbler; also, a boaster; a braggart; used in contempt
or reproach. Jer. Taylor.
1. That talks; able to utter words; as, a talking parrot.
2. Given to talk; loquacious.
The hawthorn bush, with seats beneath the shade,Goldsmith.
For talking age and whispering lovers made.
(Tall) a. [Compar. Taller ; superl. Tallest.] [OE. tal seemly, elegant, docile ; of uncertain origin; cf.
AS. un- tala, un-tale, bad, Goth. untals indocile, disobedient, uninstructed, or W. & Corn. tal high, Ir.
talla meet, fit, proper, just.]
1. High in stature; having a considerable, or an unusual, extension upward; long and comparatively slender; having
the diameter or lateral extent small in proportion to the height; as, a tall person, tree, or mast.
Two of far nobler shape, erect and tall.Milton.