foretalk (uncountable)

  1. A foreword; preface.
  2. Small talk used prior to more meaningful conversation.
    • 1970, Medical aspects of human sexuality
      He goes on, "The most feminine error during the period of foretalk is to subject her partner to withering cross-examination."
    • 1976, Bryan Holme, Viking Press, The Journal of the century
      In determining whether the male is ready for conversation, the woman should not hesitate to employ the delicate techniques of foretalk.

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