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noun

Television Slang. a closeup picture of a person who is talking, especially as a participant in a talk show.
Slang. a person whose talk is empty and pretentious.

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Origin of talking head

First recorded in 1965–70
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talking head

noun

(on television) a person, such as a newscaster, who is shown only from the shoulders up, and speaks without the use of any illustrative material
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