Definition of conversation
- … we had talk enough but no conversation; there was nothing discussed.
- —Samuel Johnson
- a quiet conversation
- conversations among the senators
- We had a conversation by e-mail.
Do you remember our conversation about that new movie?
We got into a long conversation about his behavior.
They were engaged in a lengthy conversation about politics.
The topic came up in conversation.
They were so deep in conversation that they barely noticed me.
He kept trying to engage me in conversation.
She's skilled in the art of conversation.
an interesting topic of conversation
We had a conversation by e-mail.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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