- noun informal a sharp reprimand.
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Talking — 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
talking — [tôk′iŋ] n. the act of a person who talks; discussion; conversation adj. that talks; talkative * * * … Universalium
talking — index loquacious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
talking-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
talking-to — ► NOUN informal ▪ a sharp reprimand … English terms dictionary
talking — [tôk′iŋ] n. the act of a person who talks; discussion; conversation adj. that talks; talkative … English World dictionary
talking-to — [tôk′iŋ to͞o΄] n. Informal a rebuke; scolding … English World dictionary
talking of — Apropos of, now that mention has been made of • • • Main Entry: ↑talk … Useful english dictionary
talking — 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 … Useful english dictionary
talking — n. to do the talking (she did all the talking) * * * [ tɔːkɪŋ] to do the talking (she did all the talking) … Combinatory dictionary
talking-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 … Useful english dictionary