Roget category 5884. Words relating to the intellectual faculties
› 4.10. Means of communicating ideas
›› 4.10.2. Conventional means
verbal intercourse —
causerie, chat, chitchat — small talk, table talk, teatable talk†, town talk, village talk, idle talk — tattle, gossip, tittle-tattle — babble, babblement† — tripotage†, cackle, prittle-prattle†, cancan, on dit [Fr.] — talk of the town, talk of the village.
conference, parley, interview, audience, pourparler — tete-a-tete — reception, conversazione [It] — congress etc. (council) 696 — powwow [U.S.].
hall of audience, durbar†.
palaver, debate, logomachy†, war of words.
gossip, tattler — Paul Pry — tabby — chatterer etc. (loquacity) 584 — interlocutor etc. (spokesman) 582 — conversationist†, dialogist†.
the feast of reason and the flow of soul" [Pope]; mollia tempora fandi [Lat.].
hold on a conversation,
carry on a conversation,
join in a conversation,
engage in a conversation —
put in a word —
shine in conversation —
bandy words —
discourse with, confer with, commune with, commerce with — hold converse, hold conference, hold intercourse — talk it over — be closeted with — talk with one in private, tete-a-tete.
with thee conversing I forget all time"
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