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  1. small talknoun

    Idle conversation, typically on innocuous or unimportant subjects, usually engaged in at social gatherings out of politeness.

    Synonyms:
    pleasantries, foretalk

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chitchat, chit-chat, chit chat, small talk, gab, gabfest, gossip, tittle-tattle, chin wag, chin-wag, chin wagging, chin-wagging, causerienoun

    light informal conversation for social occasions

    Synonyms:
    gab, comment, tittle-tattle, rumormonger, chin-wagging, chin wagging, chin wag, chin-wag, gossipmonger, chit chat, chit-chat, rumourmonger, gossiper, gossip, chitchat, gabfest, causerie, newsmonger, scuttlebutt

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How to use small talk in a sentence?

  1. Elizabeth Bowen:

    Intimacies between women go backwards, beginning with revelations and ending up in small talk without loss of esteem.

  2. Dasha Burns:

    Just in some of the small talk prior to the interview, before the closed captioning was up and running, it did seem that he had a hard time understanding our conversations.

  3. Julian Castro:

    Boy, was I in for a rude awakening, she wasn't there for small talk. She was there to learn what I was going to do to make sure more people could stay in their homes.

  4. Ali Alsanai:

    Just small talk, i wasn’t really paying attention because I was busy that day.

  5. Dasha Burns:

    In small talk before the interview, without captioning, it wasn't clear he was understanding our conversation.


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