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baby talk

Syllabification: ba·by talk

Definition of baby talk in English:

noun

Childish talk used by or to young children.
Example sentences
  • We were too old for baby talk, too young for discussions about philosophy, local politics and international affairs.
  • Forms of baby talk are also used in jocular, intimate conversation.
  • Such baby talk itself originated, she posits, as a response to two other hallmarks of human evolution: upright walking and big brains.

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