[ tawk-bak ]
/ ˈtɔkˌbæk /
noun Radio and Television.
a communications system enabling those in the studio to hear control-room personnel through a loudspeaker or headphones.
Solving the Mystery Of Babbling Baby Talk“Baby needa burpie?! Yeees?? [burp] Oh! WHOOOZa good baby? YOU are! Yeeesssssyouare!” Whether you find this adorable or aggravating, gaggles of parents around the world speak to their infants in singsong “goos” and “gahs.” The style has diverse names, from baby talk and motherese (but what about Dad?) to the neutral and more official-sounding child- or infant- directed speech. Whatever you choose to call it, …
Origin of talk-back
noun use of verb phrase talk back
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