adj. & n.
1 that talks.
2 having the power of speech (a talking parrot).
3 expressive (talking eyes).
—n. in senses of TALK v.
Phrases and idioms:
talking book a recorded reading of a book, esp. for the blind. talking film (or picture) a film with a soundtrack. talking head colloq. a presenter etc. on television, speaking to the camera and viewed in close-up. talking of while we are discussing (talking of food, what time is lunch?). talking-point a topic for discussion or argument. talking-shop derog. an institution regarded as a place of argument rather than action. talking-to colloq. a reproof or reprimand (gave them a good talking-to).

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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