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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Talking  \Talk"ing\,  a. 
  1.  That  talks;  able  to  utter  words  as  a  talking  parrot. 
  2.  Given  to  talk;  loquacious. 
  The  hawthorn  bush,  with  seats  beneath  the  shade,  For 
  talking  age  and  whispering  lovers  made  --Goldsmith. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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,  Sw  tolka,  Icel.  t?lka  to  interpret,  t?lkr  an 
  interpreter,  Lith.  tulkas  an  interpreter,  tulkanti 
  tulk[=o]ti,  to  interpret,  Russ.  tolkovate  to  interpret,  to 
  talk  about  or  perhaps  fr  OE  talien  to  speak  (see  {Tale}, 
  v.  i.  &  n.).] 
  1.  To  utter  words  esp.,  to  converse  familiarly;  to  speak,  as 
  in  familiar  discourse,  when  two  or  more  persons 
  interchange  thoughts. 
  I  will  buy  with  you  sell  with  you  talk  with  you 
  walk  with  you  and  so  following,  but  I  will  not  eat 
  with  you  --Shak. 
  2.  To  confer;  to  reason;  to  consult. 
  Let  me  talk  with  thee  of  thy  judgments.  --Jer.  xii. 
  3.  To  prate;  to  speak  impertinently.  [Colloq.] 
  {To  talk  of},  to  relate;  to  tell  to  give  an  account  of  as 
  authors  talk  of  the  wonderful  remains  of  Palmyra.  ``The 
  natural  histories  of  Switzerland  talk  much  of  the  fall  of 
  these  rocks,  and  the  great  damage  done.''  --Addison. 
  {To  talk  to},  to  advise  or  exhort,  or  to  reprove  gently;  as 
  I  will  talk  to  my  son  respecting  his  conduct.  [Colloq.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  (of  film)  having  spoken  dialogue;  "early  talking  pictures 
  were  known  as  `talkies'"  [syn:  {sound(a)}]  [ant:  {silent}] 
  2:  uttering  speech;  "talking  heads"  [syn:  {talking(a)}] 
  n  :  an  exchange  of  ideas  via  conversation;  "let's  have  more  work 
  and  less  talk  around  here"  [syn:  {talk}] 

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