talk·​ie | \ˈtȯ-kē \

Definition of talkie 

: a motion picture with a synchronized soundtrack

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The Tribun Manada reported that after hearing of Aldi’s journey, the chairman of the Indonesian Small Fishermen Association (HIPKIN), Jefri Sagune, requested that the government provide walkie-talkies for fishermen in North Sulawesi. Jameelah Nasheed, Teen Vogue, "Indonesian Teen Aldi Novel Adilang Survived 49 Days at Sea in a Tiny Fishing Raft," 24 Sep. 2018 Teissia Treynet, who runs Firefly Events, an event planning and design company with offices in New York, California and Wyoming, suggests walkie-talkies. Stephanie Cain, The Seattle Times, "Let’s get married! And go camping!," 13 Sep. 2018 Users can also listen to podcasts from the Watch and interact with other Watch owners through a new walkie-talkie feature. Ashley Carman, The Verge, "The next Apple Watch update will be officially released on September 17th," 12 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of talkie

1913, in the meaning defined above

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20 Nov 2018

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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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