table talk

IPA: tˈeɪbʌɫtˈɔk


  • (idiomatic) Conversation, especially of an informal or somewhat gossipy nature, among a group seated together for a meal or other social activity.
  • (games) Conversation that illicitly conveys information or suggestions to another player.

Examples of "table-talk" in Sentences

  • This is delicious, civilized literary entertainment, the table-talk of a connoisseur..
  • Talking politics with our teens should definitely be on the table-talk agenda, in my opinion.
  • Later, he turned to what might be called table-talk -- reminiscences of literary acquaintances and other friendships.
  • Oddly enough, I missed the first 15 minutes of your presentation on digital archives because I'd heard as much drivel in a table-talk as I could stand.
  • So, Sunday morning breakfast table-talk included the presidential candidates and I was surprised when my daughter was the one who actually sparked conversation on the topic.
  • Your table-talk is such as persons of the strictest principles may hear, and join in: your guests, and your friends are, generally speaking, persons of the genteelest life, and of the best manners.
  • And even these are not allowed to pall upon the mental palate, being mingled with anecdotes and short tales, such as the Hermits (iii. 125), with biographical or literary episodes, acroamata, table-talk and analects where humorous Rabelaisian anecdote finds a place; in fact the fabliau or novella.

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