talking

  • 1Talking — Talk ing, a. 1. That talks; able to utter words; as, a talking parrot. [1913 Webster] 2. Given to talk; loquacious. [1913 Webster] The hawthorn bush, with seats beneath the shade, For talking age and whispering lovers made. Goldsmith. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2talking — [tôk′iŋ] n. the act of a person who talks; discussion; conversation adj. that talks; talkative * * * …

    Universalium

  • 3talking — index loquacious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4talking-to — n [C usually singular] informal an occasion when you talk to someone angrily, especially a child or someone who is below you in rank …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5talking-to — ► NOUN informal ▪ a sharp reprimand …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6talking — [tôk′iŋ] n. the act of a person who talks; discussion; conversation adj. that talks; talkative …

    English World dictionary

  • 7talking-to — [tôk′iŋ to͞o΄] n. Informal a rebuke; scolding …

    English World dictionary

  • 8talking of — Apropos of, now that mention has been made of • • • Main Entry: ↑talk …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 9talking — adj. & n. adj. 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 …

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  • 10talking — n. to do the talking (she did all the talking) * * * [ tɔːkɪŋ] to do the talking (she did all the talking) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11talking-to — n lecture, scolding, reprimand, rebuke, reproof, reproach, criticism COLLOQ. dressing down, telling off, carpeting, wigging, ticking off, rocket ≠ praise, commendation * * * ˈtalking to f6 [talking to talkings to] noun …

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  • 12talking-to — n. (colloq.) scolding to give smb. a (good) talking to * * * (colloq.) [ scolding ] to give smb. a (good) talking to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13talking-to — N SING: a N If you give someone a talking to, you speak to them severely, usually about something unacceptable that they have done, in order to show them they were wrong. [INFORMAL] The team manager said: Tony has had a good talking to and… …

    English dictionary

  • 14talking-to — noun give sb a talking to informal to talk to someone angrily because you are annoyed about something they have done: If you ask me, what that girl needs is a good talking to …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15talking —    A sudden lull in the conversation is not random, some believe, but usually occurs at twenty minutes past or to the hour, and is occasioned by angels passing by. Opie and Tatem give several references to this idea, starting with one from Wales… …

    A Dictionary of English folklore

  • 16Talking — Talk Talk, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Talked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Talking}.] [Cf. LG. talk talk, gabble, Prov. G. talken to speak indistinctly; or OD. tolken to interpret, MHG. tolkan to interpret, to tell, to speak indistinctly, Dan. tolke to interpret …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 17talking-to — /taw king tooh /, n., pl. talking tos. a scolding. [1875 80] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 18talking — noun The action of the verb to talk It is usually better to solve problems by talking than by fighting …

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  • 19talking — noun Talking is used before these nouns: ↑point …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20talking — talk·ing || tɔːkɪŋ n. speaking; conversing adj. speaking tɔːk n. conversation; speech, lecture; meeting; rumor; manner of talking v. communicate with spoken words, converse, speak; gossip, spread rumors; chitchat; lecture; reveal secret… …

    English contemporary dictionary