talk·ie | \ˈtȯ-kē \

Definition of talkie 

: a motion picture with a synchronized soundtrack

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Think of Relay kind of like a walkie talkie, only smarter. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, "No more 'screenagers' — best ways to keep tabs on kids without giving them a smartphone," 13 June 2018 The answer might be in another vintage tech that has undergone a high-tech evolution: the walkie-talkie. David Pierce, WSJ, "Phone Calls Are Dead. Voice Chat Is the Future.," 8 July 2018 Baltimore County Fire Department Assistant Chief Jennifer Aubert-Utz raised a walkie-talkie to her mouth for the ambulance’s ceremonial introduction into service. Colin Campbell,, "Pikesville volunteer firehouse gets $1.6 million renovation," 11 June 2018 Security options are manifold: palm scanners, mobile barricades, heat detectors, walkie-talkies, trauma kits, active shooter resistance training and more. Tiffany Hsu, New York Times, "Threat of Shootings Turns School Security Into a Growth Industry," 4 Mar. 2018 For four hours a day, Oh would call out numbers from 100 yards and in with a walkie-talkie and deliver immediate feedback on her distance control. Beth Ann Nichol, USA TODAY, "Lydia Ko swings back into contention at Women's PGA Championship," 29 June 2018 Maribel bought her a set of walkie-talkies to talk with other shut-in children on the ward at Rady Children’s Hospital. Pam Kragen,, "Beer community steps up for girl with cancer," 10 Mar. 2018 This is not some boring talkie movie where people sit in a room and debate the issue. Rebecca Keegan, HWD, "Hollywood’s Secret Roe v. Wade Movie," 3 July 2018 Independence now has 35 Kenwood portable walkie talkies, 21 Kenwood mobile radios in the police cars, and four Motorola dispatch consoles. Laura Bednar,, "Independence Police Department joins three other cities to form combined dispatch center," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of talkie

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of talkie was in 1913

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English Language Learners Definition of talkie

: a movie with sound

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