Pronunciation of Talk
/tˈɔːk/, /tˈɔːk/, /t_ˈɔː_k/

Antonyms for talk:

keep one's mouth shut, keep quiet.

Synonyms for talk:

Sense 1

get onto, talk out, homily, thrash out, monologue, hash over, canvass, meditation, peroration, Speechifying, Prelection, get back to, behavior, confabulate, bounce around, dictate, public speaking, bat around, yap, stick to, hammer out, confab, maiden speech, liaise, screed, vote of thanks, rumor, have out, speculate, reveal, treat with, allocution, talk around, aim, bounce off, toss around, hash something out, backtrack, the Pledge of Allegiance, vocalization, chew over, visit, take aside.

Sense 2

homage, engage in, inform, presentation, objectify, stool, declamation, wind, revisit, snitch, verbalization, admit, rehearse, word, talk through, keep to, pick over, negotiate, communicate, confer, swap, knock around.

Sense 3

go on, pick up on, exhaust, monopolize, squeal, kick around, take up, deal with, use, negotiation, recitation, consider, vent, bean.

Sense 4

brainstorm, catch, catch up, piece, get into, advise.

Sense 5

open up, tell, fall into, gossip, declare.

Sense 6


Sense 7

make, rap, tip, exchange.

Sense 8



spout off.












song and dance.






let out.



speak up

pipe up.



Other synonyms and related words:

communion, rap, gossip, advise, squeak, address, declamation, behavior, backtrack, confab, dissertation, noise, rebuke, sermon, confabulate, express, dress down, communicate, persuade, cackle, spill, talk of the town, chew up, stool, revisit, counsel, declaim, spill the beans, colloquy, enunciate, recitation, jaw, make, declare, bawl out, tittle-tattle, confer, reproof, use, maunder, gabble, lecturing, twaddle, blab out, vocalization, prate, piffle, run out, discourse, harangue, monopolize, convey, speaking, tip, word, emit, rag, council, splatter, clack, disgorge, convince, schmooze, slop, speech, scuttlebutt, utter, blabber, talking to, verbalization, articulate, lambaste, verbalize, sing, ripple, pronounce, small talk, presentation, reprimand, give tongue to, admit, pour forth, rumor, talking, hearsay, verbalise, go on, monologue, palaver, chide, scold, satisfy, exchange, let out, dictate, talk over, babble out, chin-wag, jangle, song and dance, causerie, utterance, lambast, dialogue, vent, report, chin, table talk, let loose, whistle, tell, thrash out, shed, speak for, grass, inform, knock around, blither, blather, have words, induce, Prelection, canvass, gurgle, wind, backchat, negotiation, dish, homily, let the cat out of the bag, visit, reveal, mouth, consider, squeal, screed, blether, trounce, talk down, chew out, deliberation, berate, remonstrate, oratory, bring, chaffer, blab, treat, argumentation, communication, buzz, spout off, argy-bargy, bubble, snitch, oration, allocution, peach, smatter, guggle, deal with, gibber, peroration, natter, disquisition, talk into, public lecture, negotiate.

Sense 1 (noun)

presentation, public speaking, utterance, vote of thanks, the Pledge of Allegiance, monologue.

Sense 3 (noun)

oration, enunciate, sermon.

Sense 4 (noun)

noise, reveal.

Sense 5 (noun)

negotiation, visit, confabulate, exchange, confab.

Sense 6 (noun)


Sense 8 (noun)

talk through, consider, vent, convey, canvass, declare, tell, negotiate, articulate, communicate.

Sense 9 (noun)

gossip, rumor.

Sense 10 (noun)

advise, confer.

Sense 11 (noun)

inform, snitch, squeal, tip, stool, catch up.

Sense 12 (noun)

talk up.

communication (noun)


communication with language (noun)

verbalization, vocalization, speech, utterance, speaking.

conversation (noun)

conference, discussion, argument, confrontation, conversation, meeting, consultation, confabulation, seminar, interview, dialog.

discussion (noun)

conference, parley, meeting, argument, consultation, dialogue, colloquy, seminar, negotiation, visit, deliberation, confabulation, interview.

empty talk (noun)


gossip (noun)

chatter, conversation, chitchat, chat, palaver, buzz, rumor, blather, gossip, small talk, gab, jaw, noise, report, scuttlebutt, hearsay.

hearsay (noun)

talk of the town.

speech (noun)


speech, address to group (noun)

disquisition, homily, Prelection, screed, harangue, monologue, oration, recitation, declamation, sermon, peroration, dissertation, discourse, lecture, allocution.

talk (noun)

blab out, mouth, lecture, blab, talking, babble out, utter, babble, public lecture, verbalize, peach, speak, talk of the town, tattle, verbalise, sing.

verbalization (noun)


word (noun)


address group (verb)

induce, orate.

communication (verb)

speak, spill.

converse (verb)

parley, discuss, chat, debate, converse, argue, consult, meet, confront.

discuss with another (verb)

vent, negotiate, canvass, exchange, consult, argue, confer, thrash out, confabulate.

produce words; inform (verb)

gabble, gossip, prate, say, reveal, articulate, tell, converse, pronounce, speak, sing, utter, spill the beans, communicate, squeak, persuade, voice, squeal, express, patter, prattle, use, babble, verbalize.

socialize (verb)

befriend, hob-nob, gather, join, attend, socialize, host.

speak (verb)

gab, chatter, recite, speak, patter, lecture, say, orate, preach, remark, babble, voice, tattle, jabber, chitchat, vocalize, prattle.

Usage examples for talk:

  • Then better don't talk to me. - "Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist", Alexander Berkman.
  • We will talk about this again, Mrs. Brandeis. - "Fanny Herself", Edna Ferber.
  • Oh, I say, Mr Handscombe, don't talk like that! - "Steve Young", George Manville Fenn.

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