speak/talk of the devil

Definition of speak/talk of the devil

informal

  1. —used in speech to say that someone one has been talking about has unexpectedly appeared “Well, speak of the devil! We were just talking about you!”

Word by Word Definitions

speakplay
  1. :  to utter words or articulate sounds with the ordinary voice :  talk

    :  to express thoughts, opinions, or feelings orally

    :  to extend a greeting

talkplay
  1. :  to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken words

    :  to convey information or communicate in any way (as with signs or sounds)

    :  to use speech :  speak

  1. :  the act or an instance of talking :  speech

    :  a way of speaking :  language

    :  pointless or fruitless discussion :  verbiage

devilplay
  1. :  an evil spirit :  demon

    :  an extremely wicked person :  fiend

    :  a great evil

  1. :  to season highly

    :  tease, annoy


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