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 DeGrave is accused of driving cross-country to the Capitol with two others who had assembled a weapons cache and a walkie-talkie communications plan, then tussling with a Capitol Police officer. Katelyn Polantz And Marshall Cohen, CNN, "Trump supporters could be incited to future violence by his continued promotion of 2020 election lies, DOJ and judges say," 24 Apr. 2021 Snippets of insurgent walkie-talkie chatter in Arabic—a foreign language in Afghanistan—suggested that out there somewhere, al-Qaeda operatives were working with the local Taliban. Wesley Morgan, The Atlantic, "America Never Knew Why It Was in Afghanistan," 14 Apr. 2021 Inveterate gamers on Twitch once used to ridicule users who were on the platform for all chat and no play—to the extent that Twitch’s rules used to discourage the talkie format altogether. Samanth Subramanian, Quartz, "In lockdown, people tuned in to Twitch just to watch other people talk," 13 Apr. 2021 She is believed to be under house arrest at her residence in the capital, Naypyidaw, and faces a slew of charges, including illegally importing walkie-talkie radios and inciting public unrest. Morgan Winsor And Conor Finnegan, ABC News, "US orders some diplomats to evacuate Myanmar amid deadly crackdown on protesters," 31 Mar. 2021 Military officials have charged her with illegally importing walkie-talkie radios, among other measures designed to impede her coordination with associates and allies. Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner, "Blinken orders most State Department staff out of Myanmar," 30 Mar. 2021 Nordean and Biggs used a bullhorn to direct the group, prosecutors said, and several men in the group, including Biggs and Rehl, held walkie-talkie style communication devices. Cassidy Mcdonald, CBS News, ""We have a plan:" New Proud Boys indictment says group leaders used radios and encrypted chats to coordinate," 20 Mar. 2021 Taylor wore a tactical vest with a large knife protruding from the pocket and a walkie-talkie. Los Angeles Times, "Suburban radicals: Inside the resurgence of right-wing extremism in Orange County," 21 Mar. 2021 The military has charged Suu Kyi with inciting fear and alarm, breaking regulations on COVID-19 safety and possessing six walkie-talkie radios in violation of a telecommunications law, according to Deutsche Welle. USA Today, "What's happening in Myanmar? Military coup and protests explained visually," 20 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of talkie

1913, in the meaning defined above

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2 May 2021

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“Talkie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of talkie

old-fashioned : a movie with sound

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