Talking is what we do when we speak words out loud. Your teacher probably forbids talking when students are taking a test. Shh!

Are you having a discussion? Giving a lecture? Issuing commands to your dog? These are all examples of talking, using the power of speech to communicate. When you give someone a talking-to, you scold them, and if you start a sentence with talking of, what you mean is "continuing with the subject at hand, there's more I'd like to say," as in, "Talking of puppies, I was thinking we should get one!"

Definitions of talking

n an exchange of ideas via conversation

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cant, pious platitude
insincere talk about religion or morals
dialog, dialogue, duologue
a conversation between two persons
an intimate talk in private
(Yiddish) a warm heart-to-heart talk
shop talk
talk about your business that only others in the same business can understand
idle words, jazz, malarkey, malarky, nothingness, wind
empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
cackle, chatter, yack, yak, yakety-yak
noisy talk
blether, chin music, idle talk, prate, prattle
idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
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the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.

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