talk show


Definition of 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 On the early-evening talk show The Five, one of the hosts, Greg Gutfeld, made the eye-popping argument that Democrats’ dislike of Trump was its own evidence of voter fraud. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "Fox News Hits a Dangerous New Low," 6 Nov. 2020 Meanwhile, her husband, talk show host Phil Donahue, earned multiple Daytime Emmys, including 10 for Outstanding Talk or Service Show Host, and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996. Ew Staff,, "15 couples with Emmys," 16 Sep. 2020 Not to mention, Tyra also scored her own talk show, which garnered two daytime Emmys. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Real Reason Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews Got Fired From 'DWTS'," 14 Sep. 2020 The videos, part of Pandora's 20 Years of Collecting campaign, is set to be part talk show, part closet tour. Tomás Mier,, "Justine Skye Talks Self-Care, Her Fashion Icons and the Jewelry Piece 'She'll Always Hold Dear'," 4 Sep. 2020 Under-10 championship in Florida led to an appearance on a popular TV talk show, demonstrating his prowess chipping golf balls into a washing machine. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "Rory McIlroy bids to join golf's greats with career grand slam at Masters," 8 Nov. 2020 The message was supposedly delivered in the form of an emblem with the numbers 86 and 45, which could be seen on a sticker placed behind Whitmer during an appearance on a Sunday morning talk show. Noam Cohen, Wired, "Wikipedia's Plan to Resist Election Day Misinformation," 26 Oct. 2020 Anne recalled the incident with a dark sense of humor on a talk show in 1980. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Is Princess Anne Actually the Coolest Royal?," 20 Oct. 2020 A year ago, Ien would have been live on TVs across the country as a host of The Social, a national daytime talk show. Kathleen Newman-bremang,, "A (Very Biased) Interview With Marci Ien About Leaving The Social For Politics," 16 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of talk show

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Talk show.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of talk show

: a radio or television program in which usually well-known people talk about something or are interviewed

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