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
  1. noun
    an exchange of ideas via conversation
    synonyms: talk
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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
    type of:
    the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
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