on speaking terms

Definition of on speaking terms

  1. :  friendly and willing to speak to each other They're not on speaking terms.

Word by Word Definitions

speaking
  1. :  that speaks :  capable of speech

    :  that involves talking or giving speeches

    :  highly significant or expressive :  eloquent

termplay terms
  1. :  end, termination

    :  a point in time assigned to something (such as a payment)

    :  the time at which a pregnancy of normal length terminates

  1. :  to apply a term to :  call, name


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