talking head

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

Origin of talking head

First recorded in 1965–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for talking head

commentator, newscaster, announcer, broadcaster, newsreader

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talking head

  1. (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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