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talking head

Television Slang. a closeup picture of a person who is talking, especially as a participant in a talk show.
Slang. a person whose talk is empty and pretentious.
Origin of talking head
First recorded in 1965-70 Unabridged
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talking head

(on television) a person, such as a newscaster, who is shown only from the shoulders up, and speaks without the use of any illustrative material
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talking head

noun phrase

A person, esp a news reporter, an interviewer, an expert, etc, who appears on television in a close-up, hence essentially as a bodiless head: using the medium as something more than a static platform for talking heads/ what the TV experts term a talking head, just Ronnie in an easy chair/ one of those plays for which talking hairdos go to the videotape (1968+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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