talking head

talking head
noun Date: 1968 the televised head and shoulders shot of a person talking; also a television personality who appears in such shots

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  • talking head — n informal someone on television who talks directly to the camera, especially to give their opinions …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • talking head — ☆ talking head n. a person on television or in a film who is shown merely speaking, as in an interview: term suggesting a dull or unimaginative presentation …   English World dictionary

  • talking head — noun a talker on television who talks directly into the cameras and whose upper body is all that is shown on the screen • Hypernyms: ↑speaker, ↑talker, ↑utterer, ↑verbalizer, ↑verbaliser * * * noun, pl ⋯ heads [count] : a person who gives… …   Useful english dictionary

  • talking head — UK [ˌtɔːkɪŋ ˈhed] / US [ˌtɔkɪŋ ˈhed] noun [countable] Word forms talking head : singular talking head plural talking heads informal an actor or presenter in a television programme who speaks directly to the audience and who is usually shown only… …   English dictionary

  • Talking Head — Talking Heads (engl.: „Sprechende Köpfe“) sind ursprünglich eine Erscheinung des Cinéma Vérité (vérité = frz. Wahrheit), einer Unterart des Dokumentarfilms, in der der Kameramann nicht nur stiller Beobachter einer Situation ist (Direct Cinema),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • talking head — talking heads N COUNT Talking heads are people who appear in television discussion programmes and interviews to give their opinions about a topic. [JOURNALISM] Syn: pundit …   English dictionary

  • talking head — n. a television news reader or announcer whose head and neck appear on the screen. □ I’ve had it with talking heads. I can read the paper and learn as much in twenty minutes. □ Some of those talking heads make millions a year …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • talking head — talk′ing head′ n. sbz sts a television or film closeup of a person who is talking, as in a documentary or interview • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • talking head — 1. Television Slang. a closeup picture of a person who is talking, esp. as a participant in a talk show. 2. Slang. a person whose talk is empty and pretentious. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

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