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Idioms about talk

Origin of talk

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English talk(i)en “to converse, speak,” derivative (with -k suffix) of tale “speech, discourse,” tale; cognate with Frisian (eastern dialect) talken

synonym study for talk

1. See speak.

OTHER WORDS FROM talk

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How to use talk in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for talk

talk
/ (tɔːk) /

verb
noun

Derived forms of talk

talkable, adjectivetalkability, nountalker, noun

Word Origin for talk

C13 talkien to talk; related to Old English talu tale, Frisian talken to talk
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Other Idioms and Phrases with talk

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