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talk·ing / ˈtôking/ • adj. engaging in speech. ∎  (of an animal or object) able to make sounds similar to those of speech: the world's greatest talking bird. ∎  silently expressive: he did have talking eyes. • n. the action of talking; speech or discussion: I'll do the talking—you just back me up. PHRASES: talking of —— while we are on the subject of —— (said when one is reminded of something by the present topic of conversation): talking of cards, you'd better take a couple of my business cards.