talkathon
noun Date: 1934 a long session of discussion or speech-making

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • talkathon — ☆ talkathon [tôk′ə thän΄ ] n. [ TALK + (MAR)ATHON] any prolonged period of talking; extended speech, debate, etc …   English World dictionary

  • talkathon — /taw keuh thon /, n. an unusually long speech or discussion, esp. on a matter of public interest, as a Congressional filibuster or a televised question and answer session with a political candidate. [1930 35; TALK + ATHON] * * * …   Universalium

  • talkathon — noun A lengthy speech, discussion or debate …   Wiktionary

  • talkathon — Synonyms and related words: address, after dinner speech, allocution, chalk talk, cloture, committee consideration, debate, declamation, deliberation, diatribe, division, eulogy, exhortation, filibuster, filibustering, filing, first reading,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • talkathon — noun informal a prolonged discussion or debate. Origin 1930s (orig. US, denoting a debate artificially prolonged to prevent the progress of a bill): blend of talk and marathon …   English new terms dictionary

  • talkathon — talk·a·thon …   English syllables

  • talkathon — talk•a•thon [[t]ˈtɔ kəˌθɒn[/t]] n. an extended discussion, esp. on a matter of public interest • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • talkathon — n. colloq. a prolonged session of talking or discussion. Etymology: TALK + MARATHON …   Useful english dictionary

  • -athon — noun combining form Etymology: marathon event or activity lasting a long time or involving a great deal of something < talkathon > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sid McMath — Infobox Governor name= Sidney Sanders McMath caption=Sid McMath, from the cover of his autobiography Promises Kept (University of Arkansas Press, 2003) order= 34th office= Governor of Arkansas term start= January 11, 1949 term end= January 13,… …   Wikipedia

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