Definition of Talk show

1. Noun. A program during which well-known people discuss a topic or answer questions telephoned in by the audience. "In England they call a talk show a chat show"

Exact synonyms: Chat Show
Generic synonyms: Broadcast, Program, Programme
Specialized synonyms: Phone-in

Definition of Talk show

1. Noun. (broadcasting) A television or radio programme in which a host converses on various topics with guests who may be experts, celebrities, or members of the listening or viewing audience. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Talk Show

talk of the devil
talk of the town
talk one's way out of
talk out of
talk out of turn
talk over
talk over someone's head
talk past
talk radio
talk radios
talk round
talk shop
talk show (current term)
talk smack
talk softly and carry a big stick
talk someone's ear off
talk someone under the table
talk terms
talk the talk
talk through one's hat
talk to the hand
talk trash
talk turkey
talk up

Literary usage of Talk show

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1. Legislative History of Recent Primary Safety Belt Laws by N. Russell, P. Dreyfuss, M. Cosgrove (2000)
"Monitored public reaction to talk show radio In some states, talk show radio hosts played active roles in defining listeners' reactions to pending safety ..."

2. Making More Money in Storekeeping: By W. R. Hotchkin by William Rowland Hotchkin (1917)
"Don't Talk—Show Him The vital thing is to develop yourself. When the value is really inside of you, it will find a way of winning recognition on the salary ..."

3. Prevention Plus II: Tools for Creating and Sustaining Drug-Free Communities (1994)
"When scheduled to appear on a talk show, determine ahead of time if anyone else has ... Do not become frustrated if a talk show host seems unfair or biased. ..."

4. How to Report on Books, Grades 5-6 by Jill Norris, Melanie Coon (2005)
"Giving the Assignment • Ask students if they have ever seen a talk show. Brainstorm the format of a talk show. A host asks guests questions and generally ..."

5. Turning Awareness Into Action: What Your Community Can Do About Drug Use in ...Psychology (1993)
"Find Out More 4 Do local talk show personalities interview guests involved in ... Take Action 4 Contact talk show producers to suggest prevention topics for ..."

6. False Patriots: The Threat of Antigovernment Extremists by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Airs a talk show hosted by Chuck Baker, a militia supporter who is on the advisory board for the National Association of Radio talk show Hosts. ..."

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