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Princeton's WordNet

  1. table talk(noun)

    conversation during a meal


  1. Table talk

    Table talk is a species of memoir in which a collector records impromptu comments by some famous person, in anticipation of their lasting value. The collector may go on to publish the remarks in book form. "Table talk" may also refer to a similar informal conversation, more deliberately engaged in by the famous person, with the direct intent of publication. Collections of such table talks by royal persons, celebrities, and other important personalities dating back to the 3rd century exist. The phrase table talk has been in use in the English language since the 16th century. As examples, published table talks exist for: ⁕Frederick the Great; ⁕Martin Luther, see Table Talk; ⁕John Milton; ⁕Samuel Johnson; ⁕Samuel Taylor Coleridge; ⁕Ludwig van Beethoven; ⁕Napoleon Bonaparte; ⁕John Selden; ⁕Johann von Goethe; ⁕Amos Bronson Alcott; ⁕George Bernard Shaw; ⁕Adolf Hitler, see Hitler's Table Talk. Occasionally, comments are collected from others by a notable person as part of that person's working notes and may survive in the papers of that person. Ralph Waldo Emerson, for example, kept notes on the conversations of his family and friends, many of whom, of course, were noteworthy.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of table talk in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of table talk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Walter Lippmann:

    Culture is the name for what people are interested in, their thoughts, their models, the books they read and the speeches they hear, their table-talk, gossip, controversies, historical sense and scientific training, the values they appreciate, the quality of life they admire. All communities have a culture. It is the climate of their civilization.

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