the talk of the town

Definition of the talk of the town

  1. :  a person or thing that many people in a town, city, etc., are talking about in an interested or excited way The new restaurant is the talk of the town.

Word by Word Definitions

talkplay
  1. :  to deliver or express in speech :  utter

    :  to make the subject of conversation or discourse :  discuss

    :  to influence, affect, or cause by talking

  1. :  the act or an instance of talking :  speech

    :  a way of speaking :  language

    :  pointless or fruitless discussion :  verbiage

townplay
  1. :  a cluster or aggregation of houses recognized as a distinct place with a place-name :  hamlet

    :  a compactly settled area as distinguished from surrounding rural territory

    :  a compactly settled area usually larger than a village but smaller than a city


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