talk·​a·​thon ˈtȯ-kə-ˌthän How to pronounce talkathon (audio)
: a long session of discussion or speech-making

Examples of talkathon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even with Ralph Fiennes, one of our finest stage actors, portraying Moses, the play often comes across as an information-shoveling talkathon. Charles Isherwood, WSJ, 27 Oct. 2022 He was hired by Mutual to succeed the recently deceased Long John Nebel as host of a weeknight coast-to-coast radio talkathon for night owls and early risers. New York Times, 23 Jan. 2021 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, 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, 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, 7 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of talkathon was in 1934

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“Talkathon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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