To articulate (words): The baby is talking sentences now. To give expression to in words: talk treason. To speak of or discuss (something): talk music; talk business; To speak or know how to speak in (an idiom or language): talked French with the flight crew. To gain, influence, or bring into a specified state by talking: talked me into coming; talked their way out of trouble. To spend (a period of time) by or as if by talking: talked the evening away. To converse by means of spoken language: We talked for hours. See Synonyms at speak. To articulate words: The baby can talk. To imitate the sounds of human speech: The parrot talks. To express one's thoughts or emotions by means of spoken language: talked about the pros and cons of the issue. To convey one's thoughts in a way other than by spoken words: talk with one's hands. To express one's thoughts in writing: Voltaire talks about London in this book. To parley or negotiate with someone: Let's talk before continuing to fight. To spread rumors; gossip: If you do that, people will talk. To allude to something: Are you talking about last week? To consult or confer with someone: I talked with the doctor. To reveal information concerning oneself or others, especially under pressure: Has the prisoner talked? Informal To be efficacious: Money talks. An exchange of ideas or opinions; a conversation. A speech or lecture. Hearsay, rumor, or speculation: There is talk of bankruptcy. A subject of conversation: a musical that is the talk of the town. A conference or negotiation. Often used in the plural: peace talks. Jargon; slang: prison talk. Empty speech or unnecessary discussion: much talk and no action.