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

speakingplay
  1. :  that speaks :  capable of speech

    :  that involves talking or giving speeches

    :  highly significant or expressive :  eloquent

termplay terms
  1. :  a word or expression that has a precise meaning in some uses or is peculiar to a science, art, profession, or subject

    :  expression of a specified kind

    :  a limited or definite extent of time

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


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