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)

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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 Virginia tried to sweet talk West Virginia into getting back together, but West Virginia held strong. Longreads, "In Pocahontas County, Deep Divisions and a Gruesome Discovery," 10 Aug. 2020 Virginia tried to sweet talk West Virginia into getting back together, but West Virginia held strong. Longreads, "In Pocahontas County, Deep Divisions and a Gruesome Discovery," 10 Aug. 2020 Virginia tried to sweet talk West Virginia into getting back together, but West Virginia held strong. Longreads, "In Pocahontas County, Deep Divisions and a Gruesome Discovery," 10 Aug. 2020 Virginia tried to sweet talk West Virginia into getting back together, but West Virginia held strong. Longreads, "In Pocahontas County, Deep Divisions and a Gruesome Discovery," 10 Aug. 2020 Virginia tried to sweet talk West Virginia into getting back together, but West Virginia held strong. Longreads, "In Pocahontas County, Deep Divisions and a Gruesome Discovery," 10 Aug. 2020 Virginia tried to sweet talk West Virginia into getting back together, but West Virginia held strong. Longreads, "In Pocahontas County, Deep Divisions and a Gruesome Discovery," 10 Aug. 2020 Sooner or later, investors seduced by CEOs’ public sweet talk — and by TINA — will come to their senses. Star Tribune, "The latest earnings season in the U.S. is the weirdest in living memory," 8 Aug. 2020 But the crust also has a teasing quality, as if its flavors and textures sweet talk you for a couple of tantalizing seconds, then disappear forever. Washington Post, "These are the D.C. area’s 10 best pizzas," 28 Jan. 2020

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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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The first known use of sweet-talk was in 1901

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“Sweet-talk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweet-talk. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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sweet-talk

verb

English Language Learners Definition of sweet-talk

: to say nice things to (someone) in order to persuade that person to do something

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