[tɔːk] or [tɔk]
(noun.) the act of giving a talk to an audience; 'I attended an interesting talk on local history'.
(noun.) an exchange of ideas via conversation; 'let's have more work and less talk around here'.
(noun.) discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of'); 'his poetry contains much talk about love and anger'.
(noun.) idle gossip or rumor; 'there has been talk about you lately'.
(verb.) express in speech; 'She talks a lot of nonsense'; 'This depressed patient does not verbalize'.
(verb.) exchange thoughts; talk with; 'We often talk business'; 'Actions talk louder than words'.
(n.) To utter words; esp., to converse familiarly; to speak, as in familiar discourse, when two or more persons interchange thoughts.
(n.) To confer; to reason; to consult.
(n.) To prate; to speak impertinently.
(v. t.) To speak freely; to use for conversing or communicating; as, to talk French.
(v. t.) To deliver in talking; to speak; to utter; to make a subject of conversation; as, to talk nonsense; to talk politics.
(v. t.) To consume or spend in talking; -- often followed by away; as, to talk away an evening.
(v. t.) To cause to be or become by talking.
(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.
(n.) Report; rumor; as, to hear talk of war.
(n.) Subject of discourse; as, his achievment is the talk of the town.
v. n. . Speak, converse, CONFABULATE.. Confer, reason, deliberate.. Prattle, prate.
v. a. Speak, utter.
n. . Conversation, converse, colloquy, PARLEY, discourse, conference, communication, dialogue, confabulation, chat, GOSSIP, oral intercourse.. Report, rumor, bruit, town talk.
v.i. to speak familiarly: to prattle: to reason.—n. familiar conversation: that which is uttered in familiar intercourse: subject of discourse: rumour.—adjs. Talk′able capable of talking or of being talked about; Talk′ative given to much talking: prating.—adv. Talk′atively.—ns. Talk′ativeness; Talk′ee-talk′ee a corrupt dialect: incessant chatter—also adj. Talk′y-talk′y.—n. Talk′er.—adj. Talk′ing given to talking.—Talk against time to keep on talking merely to fill up time as often in parliament: Talk big to talk boastfully; Talk down to argue down; Talk from the point to wander away from the proper question; Talk Greek to talk above the understanding of one's hearers; Talking of apropos of with regard to; Talk over to persuade convince: to discuss consider together; Talk round to exhaust the subject: to bring to one's way of thinking by persuasive talk; Talk shop (see Shop); Talk to to address: to rebuke; Talk up to speak impudently or boldly to.
v.t. To commit an indiscretion without temptation from an impulse without purpose.
A continuous performance playing daily and nightly engagements, with Woman as the star and Man confined in the Family Circle.
- The talk was very often political or sociological, and interesting, curiously anarchistic. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- Bring out your vouchers, and don't talk Jerusalem palaver. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- It was not good for him to talk too much, and when he was silent, we were silent too. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- And you talk of the tyranny of the masters! 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- Mr. Jarndyce took great pains to talk with him seriously and to put it to his good sense not to deceive himself in so important a matter. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- You talk in such a way about 'mamma' it is enough to make one jealous of the old lady. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- He took his keys down while he was talking from a hook behind the fireplace, and locked his cottage door behind us. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- I would be quiet if he liked, and as to talking rationally, I flattered myself I was doing that now. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- He has been talking off and on about such like all day, ma'am, said Jenny softly. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- But, much too soon, we heard the others laughing and talking, and calling 'where's Dora? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- Talking of mysteries, by-the-bye, says Mr. Franklin, dropping his voice, I have another word to say to you before you go to the stables. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- What was the good of talking, any way? 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- Who talks of the marvels of fiction? 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- In the Bell System there are over 18,000,000 miles of wire which carry over 26,000,000 telephone talks daily--or nearly 9,000,000,000 per year. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- I suppose she still talks about being married? 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- He neither changes his dress before the journey nor talks of it afterwards. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- When one talks into a receiver, _L_, the voice throws into vibration a sensitive iron plate standing before an electromagnet. 伯莎M.克拉克. 科学通论.
- But Aunt March had not this gift, and she worried Amy very much with her rules and orders, her prim ways, and long, prosy talks. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- Constantly she talked to me about what I should do to be thy wife. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- The men lit another cigarette and talked casually. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- Captain Lydgate's stupidity was delicately scented, carried itself with style, talked with a good accent, and was closely related to Sir Godwin. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- Meantime the whole hall was in a stir; most people rose and remained standing, for a change; some walked about, all talked and laughed. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- As she pressed me to stay to dinner, I remained, and I believe we talked about nothing but him all day. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- They talked of hope and comfort. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- Talkin' in that way. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- But dar's no use talkin'; I'll jes wet up de corn-cake, and get ye one good breakfast, 'cause nobody knows when you'll get another. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- I went up to pay the rent; but we did get a-talkin' about the trial,' replied Sam. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.