|1.||[ verb ] express in speech|
|Synonyms:||talk mouth utter verbalise verbalize|
"She talks a lot of nonsense" "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
|Related terms:||communicate shout sing whisper deliver mumble murmur read speak_of begin snap stutter bumble blurt_out babble cackle chant rant bark bay gulp yack chatter snivel hiss drone rasp speak_up verbalise inflect enthuse generalize whiff phonate troll speak_in_tongues lip_off swallow open_up chatter blubber peep slur rant speak_up verbalise talk mouth speaker speech sass utterance speaking talk verbalization mouthpiece|
|2.||[ verb ] exchange thoughts; talk with;|
"We often talk business" also used metaphorically: "Actions talk louder than words"
|Related terms:||communicate continue converse chat_up discourse orate gossip pontificate talk_turkey level dogmatize monologuize spiel spiel talk_down rap cheek speak_for talk speech|
|3.||[ verb ] use language|
: "the baby talks already" "the prisoner won't speak" "they speak a strange dialect"
|Related terms:||communicate run_on smatter slang talk speaking|
|4.||[ verb ] give a speech to|
"The chairman addressed the board of trustees"
|Related terms:||harangue keynote blaze_away memorialise address|
|5.||[ verb ] make a characteristic or natural sound|
"The drums spoke"