talkie

[ taw-kee ]
/ ˈtɔ ki /
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noun Older Use.


Nearby words

  1. talkative,
  2. talkbox,
  3. talked out,
  4. talker,
  5. talkfest,
  6. talking book,
  7. talking chief,
  8. talking head,
  9. talking machine,
  10. talking picture

Origin of talkie

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; talk + (mov)ie

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British Dictionary definitions for talkies

talkie

/ (ˈtɔːkɪ) /

noun

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

talkie

n.

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

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