on speaking terms

Definition of on speaking terms

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

Word by Word Definitions

speaking play
  1. : that speaks : capable of speech

  2. : having a population that speaks a specified language

  3. : that involves talking or giving speeches

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

  2. : expression of a specified kind

  3. : a limited or definite extent of time

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


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