- informal conversation at meals.
- a subject that is considered appropriate for conversation at meals.
Origin of table talk
First recorded in 1560–70
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Examples from the Web for table talk
It was very different, however, from much of the table-talk that is heard in families.The Printer Boy.
William M. Thayer
Or let him listen to the table-talk of a party returned from Crater Lake.The Book of the National Parks
Robert Sterling Yard
The best books for refuge in times of stress are of the "notebook" and "table-talk" kind.Old Junk
H. M. Tomlinson
One very uncertain test of a man of genius is his table-talk.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
The every-day distinction on this subject, are familiar as table-talk.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus
American Anti-Slavery Society
- informal conversation on a range of topics, as that at table during and after a meal
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