Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (II) Communication of Ideas
Section III. Means of Communicating Ideas
2. Spoken Language
INTERLOCUTION; collocution, colloquy, converse, conversation, confabulation, confab [colloq.], chin-music [slang], talk, discourse, verbal intercourse; oral communication, commerce; dialogue, duologue, trialogue.
the feast of reason and the flow of soul [Pope]; mollia tempora fandi [L.].
CHAT, causerie [F.], chitchat; small -, table -, tea-table -, town -, village -, idle-talk; tattle, gossip, tittle-tattle; babble, babblement; tripotage [F.], cackle, prittle-prattle, on dit [F.]; talk of the -town, - village.
CONFERENCE, parley, interview, audience, pourparler [F.]; tête-à-tête [F.]; reception, conversazione [It.]; congress (council) [See Council]; powwow [U. S.].
HALL OF AUDIENCE, durbar [India], auditorium, assembly room.
DEBATE, palaver, logomachy, war of words, controversy, newspaper war.
TALKER, gossip, tattler; Paul Pry; tabby [colloq.], chatterer (loquacity) [See Loquacity]; interlocutor (spokesman) [See Speech]; conversationist, conversationalist, dialogist.
CONVERSE, talk together, confabulate; dialogue, dialogize; hold -, carry on -, join in -, engage in- a conversation; put in a word; shine in conversation; bandy words; parley; palaver; chat, gossip, tattle; prate (loquacity) [See Loquacity]; powwow [U. S.].
CONFER WITH, discourse with, commune with, commerce with; hold -converse, - conference, - intercourse; talk it over; be closeted with; talk with one in private, talk with one tête-à-tête [F.].