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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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Related Words for talkie

flick, cinema, talkie, picture, show, feature, film, videotape, footage, celluloid, screenplay, dailies, rushes, flicker, movie, cine, cinematics, cinematograph, photodrama, photoplay

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Historical Examples of talkie

  • "Duane, everybody's talkie' about how you cleaned up the Bland outfit," he said, important and full of news.

British Dictionary definitions for talkie


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


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

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