• (RP) IPA: /tɔːkɪŋ/
  • (America) IPA: /tɔkɪŋ/
  • (cot-caught, Canada) IPA: /tɑkɪŋ/


  1. The action of the verb talk.
    • 1864-65, Anthony Trollope, Can You Forgive Her?
      He did not himself care for the loose little talkings, half flat and half sharp, of men when they meet together in idleness.
  1. present participle of talk#English|talk
Related terms
  • fast-talking
  • now you're talking
  • sweet-talking
  • talking a blue streak
  • talking about
  • talking a mile a minute
  • talking around
  • talking back
  • talking down
  • talking in circles
  • talking out
  • talking over
  • talking past
  • talking shop
  • talking smack
  • talking through one's hat
  • talking trash
  • talking turkey
  • talking up

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