talk·​ie | \ ˈtȯ-kē How to pronounce talkie (audio) \

Definition of talkie

: a motion picture with a synchronized soundtrack

Examples of talkie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Schneider, who has shoulder-length black hair, was standing in a marble rotunda, just inside the school’s main entrance, holding a walkie-talkie. The New Yorker, "at the epicenter of the pandemic.," 27 Apr. 2020 The locals patrolled the area nightly, using walkie-talkies to communicate with one another. Alex Vadukul, New York Times, "When an Ax-Wielding Mob Leveled a Gay Cruising Spot, as Police Watched," 2 July 2019 The upcoming Watch operating system update will also turn the device into a Watch-to-Watch walkie-talkie. Wendy Lee, San Francisco Chronicle, "Apple says Watch can turn into walkie-talkie, display student IDs," 4 June 2018 The film, which has so many scenes of the quintet communicating over walkie talkies and ear mics, also tries hard to frame them together in as many spaces as possible. Gilbert Cruz, New York Times, "Comfort Viewing: Three Reasons I Love the Movie ‘Sneakers’," 9 Apr. 2020 With the manager’s help, all of the kids got to wear uniforms, walkie talkies, and name tags. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, "An Eight-Year-Old Had Her Birthday Party at Target and It's Adorable," 18 Feb. 2020 Originally a silent, Hughes went back and re-shot a lot of the footage with the advent of the talkies. Susan King, Los Angeles Times, "World War I inspired some cinematic masterpieces. Here are a few of them," 1 Jan. 2020 Connect with Marco Polo walkie-talkie video app Limit distraction The hardest part of all might be getting your child to focus. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, "Remote learning during coronavirus: How to make your home into a workable school," 31 Mar. 2020 According to news accounts, Martin said Miami's walkie-talkies were on the same frequency as the ones the Seminoles used to communicate with their bullpen. Eric Olson, Houston Chronicle, "New college baseball wristband rule may thwart sign stealing," 14 Feb. 2020

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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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21 May 2020

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“Talkie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of talkie

old-fashioned : a movie with sound

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