sweet-talk

verb
\ ˈswēt-ˌtȯk How to pronounce sweet-talk (audio) \
sweet-talked; sweet-talking; sweet-talks

Definition of sweet-talk

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to use flattery

sweet talk

noun

Definition of sweet talk (Entry 2 of 2)

Examples of sweet-talk in a Sentence

Noun enough of this sweet talk—just give me your honest opinion of my performance
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In a different era, NBC and its TV rivals would likely save some of the sweet talk for next year. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 18 Nov. 2021 Some quick notes on everyone else: Aimee finally breaks up with Steve after a sweet talk with Adam's mom Maureen. Quinci Legardye, Marie Claire, 22 Sep. 2021 Rick Hart could also sweet talk Sonny by telling him that, without Cincinnati, UCF and Houston in the way, SMU could vault to the head of the American Athletic Conference. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, 7 Sep. 2021 Virginia tried to sweet talk West Virginia into getting back together, but West Virginia held strong. Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 Virginia tried to sweet talk West Virginia into getting back together, but West Virginia held strong. Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 Virginia tried to sweet talk West Virginia into getting back together, but West Virginia held strong. Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 Virginia tried to sweet talk West Virginia into getting back together, but West Virginia held strong. Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 Virginia tried to sweet talk West Virginia into getting back together, but West Virginia held strong. Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of sweet-talk

Verb

1928, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Noun

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Sweet-talk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweet-talk. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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