|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|
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|NOUN:||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.
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|VERB:||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.].
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|ADJECTIVE:||CONVERSING &c. v.; interlocutory; conversational, conversable; discursive or discoursive [obs.]; chatty (sociable) [See Sociality]; colloquial, confabulatory, tête-à-tête [F.].|
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- With thee conversing I forget all time.Paradise Lost
- Discourse, the sweeter banquet of the mind.Pope