The talk around the table was serious, often revolving around the wonderful art we were privileged to see throughout his home.
They kind of talk around it, but they talk about it more than they ever have.
Accordingly, with the utmost expedition, he dragged the talk around to the law regarding the choice of names.
Nor was this wonderful since, from the talk around us, clearly that effect was great.
She could hear the murmur of talk around her, and the plash of water from the fountain in the garden.
Amidst the noise of the talk around him, the lad went further and further.
Through it all, both Pros and Johnnie attempted to lead the talk around to some information which might be of use to them.
Of course the talk around the table was all about the little puppy.
He alone of the cowboys did not indulge in the fun and talk around the camp-fire.
I have caught them smiling or frowning too often at the talk around my table not to know.
early 13c., talken, probably a diminutive or frequentative form related to Middle English tale "story," ultimately from the same source as tale (cf. hark from hear, stalk from steal) and replacing that word as a verb. East Frisian has talken "to talk, chatter, whisper." Related: Talked; talking.
To talk shop is from 1854. To talk turkey is from 1824, supposedly from an elaborate joke about a swindled Indian. To talk back "answer impudently or rudely" is from 1869. Phrase talking head is by 1966 in the jargon of television production, "an in-tight closeup of a human head talking on television." In reference to a person who habitually appears on television in talking-head shots (usually a news anchor), by 1970. The phrase is used earlier, in reference to the well-known magic trick (e.g. Senior Wences talking head-in-the-box trick on the "Ed Sullivan Show"), and to actual talking heads in mythology around the world (e.g. Orpheus, Bran).
late 15c., "speech, discourse, conversation," from talk (v.). Meaning "informal lecture or address" is from 1859. Talk of the town first recorded 1620s. Talk show first recorded 1965; talk radio is from 1985.