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

Definition of talkie

: a motion picture with a synchronized soundtrack

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An app called Zello (free, iOS, Android) turns your smartphone into a sort of hybrid walkie-talkie/police scanner. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, "Hurricane Barry: What you need when disaster strikes," 11 July 2019 Cackling laughing, Mike bikes home while talking to El on the walkie-talkie. Kathryn Lindsay,, "R29 Binge Club: Stranger Things Season 3," 5 July 2019 Will Mike and Eleven make the long-distance walkie talkie thing work? Time, "Let's Discuss the 10 Big Questions We Have After Binging Stranger Things Season 3," 4 July 2019 His speech therapist has Eric work with walkie talkies. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Father’s Day special for Katy’s Golbow family," 16 June 2019 In the late 1920s, as Hollywood phased out silent movie stars, the Garden became an outpost for writers who flocked to L.A. to work on the new talkies. Lesley M.m. Blume, Town & Country, "Inside Frank Gehry's Overhaul of Garden of Allah, L.A.’s Most Infamous Corner," 25 Feb. 2019 Zello lets people use their phone like a push-to-talk walkie-talkie to speak with other users directly. Joseph De Avila, WSJ, "Stranded in a Hurricane? There’s an App for That," 14 Sep. 2018 There was also a corollary between a silent movie vixen trying to survive in a talkies world. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "American Gods Star Yetide Badaki on Finding Bilquis and That Sex Scene," 1 May 2017 Many subscribers were willing to make the switch, but others were reluctant to hand in their old walkie-talkie-like devices. Drew Fitzgerald, WSJ, "AT&T Gives 3G Service Three Years to Live," 21 Feb. 2019

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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

old-fashioned : a movie with sound

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