talk·​a·​thon | \ ˈtȯ-kə-ˌthän How to pronounce talkathon (audio) \

Definition of talkathon

: a long session of discussion or speech-making

Examples of talkathon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At this point any real progress on immigration (other than the aforementioned mini-deal) is a long shot, so the talkathon in the Senate, however interesting and healthy, may represent little more than wind in the sails of a ship going nowhere. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "Will Trump Make or Break an Immigration Deal?," 13 Feb. 2018 Wearing four-inch heels and forgoing any breaks, Pelosi spent much of the rare talkathon reading personal letters from the young immigrants whose temporary protection from deportation is set to expire next month. Steve Peoples And Alan Fram, Houston Chronicle, "Pelosi stages talkathon to push 'Dreamers' vote," 7 Feb. 2018 US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris global climate change agreement last week gave a boost in one area: media attention to the oceans talkathon. Richard Roth, CNN, "At first UN Ocean Conference, island nations plead for help," 7 June 2017

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First Known Use of talkathon

1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Talkathon.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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