Definition of Talk of the town

1. Noun. Idle gossip or rumor. "There has been talk about you lately"

Exact synonyms: Talk
Generic synonyms: Comment, Gossip, Scuttlebutt
Derivative terms: Talk, Talky



Definition of Talk of the town

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A topic or person discussed by many people. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Talk Of The Town

talk a mile a minute
talk about
talk aloud protocol
talk aloud protocols
talk around
talk back
talk cock
talk down
talk in circles
talk into
talk is cheap
talk like an apothecary
talk of
talk of the devil
talk of the town (current term)
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

Literary usage of Talk of the town

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1. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1807)
"... had faid to him in " private, was now the public talk of the town, and very " much to his ... talk of the town ..."

2. The Life and Adventures of Peg Woffington: With Pictures of the Period in by Joseph Fitzgerald Molloy (1887)
"... False Name—First Appearance in Town—a Memorable Night—Description of his Richard—The Talk of the Town—Persons of Distinction at the Playhouse—Our little ..."

3. London Society edited by James Hogg, Florence Marryat (1873)
"In fact, ' Charles I./ during tho dull months of last year, became the Talk of the Town, and therefore it is my bounden duty to say a word or two about it. ..."

4. Joseph and His Brethren: A Pageant Play by Louis Napoleon Parker (1913)
"JOHN LANE Talk of the Town Crown S ID, 6t. ... of ' The Champagne Standard,' nor will auch a reader be in any way disappointed with 'Talk of the Town. ..."

5. The History of the Popes: From the Close of the Middle Ages. Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor (1908)
"The animal .became the talk of the town ; poets sang its praises,* and even the dry Master of Ceremonies set himself to describe it. ..."

6. The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor, Goldwin Smith, Frederick Ignatius Antrobus, Ralph Francis Kerr (1908)
"The animal became the talk of the town ; poets sang its praises,* and even the dry Master of Ceremonies set himself to describe it. ..."

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