talk show


: a radio or television program in which usually well-known persons engage in discussions or are interviewed

Examples of talk show in a Sentence

She asked the actor to appear on her talk show.
Recent Examples on the Web When Oprah Winfrey launched her book club in 1996, her celebrity (and the invaluable promotional daily talk show platform) conferred a supreme arbiter. Marisa Guthrie, WWD, 15 June 2024 The two gentlemen were talking about federal trade interests and corporate profits when Summers pointed on the glaringly obvious fact that Stewart was hosting a talk show for Apple. Zack Sharf, Variety, 14 June 2024 But who killed Eugenio Vega? CT talk show on pizza debuts on National Pizza Day. Hartford Courant, 13 June 2024 The actress recently revealed on her daytime talk show that one of her two young daughters has used her decades-old Playboy magazine cover to justify wanting to show some skin of her own. Karu F. Daniels, New York Daily News, 13 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for talk show 

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'talk show.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of talk show was in 1965

Dictionary Entries Near talk show

Cite this Entry

“Talk show.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

talk show

: a radio or television program in which persons engage in discussions or are interviewed

More from Merriam-Webster on talk show

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!