small talk

noun
Updated on: 10 May 2018

Definition of small talk

: light or casual conversation : chitchat

Examples of small talk in a Sentence

  1. They made small talk while waiting for the meeting to start.

  2. at the corporate get-together we made the obligatory small talk with some people from the home office

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Definition of small talk for English Language Learners

  • : informal, friendly conversation about unimportant subjects



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