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talkie

[taw-kee]
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noun Older Use.
  1. talking picture.
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Origin of talkie

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; talk + (mov)ie
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  • "Duane, everybody's talkie' about how you cleaned up the Bland outfit," he said, important and full of news.


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talkie

noun
  1. informal an early film with a soundtrackFull name: talking picture
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Word Origin and History for talkie

n.

"motion picture with sound," 1913, from earlier talking picture (1908), from talk (v.).

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