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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

talk′ show`(n.)

  1. a radio or television show in which a host interviews or chats with guests, esp. celebrity guests.

    Category: Radio and Television

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. talk show, chat show(noun)

    a program during which well-known people discuss a topic or answer questions telephoned in by the audience

    "in England they call a talk show a chat show"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. talk show(noun)ˈtɔ kə tɪv

    a TV or radio show with a host who discusses things with famous or expert guests

    a daytime talk show


  1. talk show(Noun)

    A television or radio programme in which a host converses on various topics with guests who may be experts, celebrities, or members of the listening or viewing audience.


  1. Talk show

    A talkshow or chatshow is a television programming or radio programming genre in which one person discusses various topics put forth by a talk show host. Usually, guests consist of a group of people who are learned or who have great experience in relation to whatever issue is being discussed on the show for that episode. Other times, a single guest discusses their work or area of expertise with a host or co-hosts. A call-in show takes live phonecalls from callers listening at home, in their cars, etc. Sometimes, guests are already seated but are often introduced and enter from backstage. Gay Byrne, Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, Dick Cavett, Ed Sullivan, Oprah Winfrey, Rush Limbaugh, and Mosunmola Abudu have hosted notable talk shows; in many cases, the shows have made their hosts famous.

Translations for talk show

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

talk show(noun)

(American) a television or radio programme on which (usually famous) people talk to each other and are interviewed.

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