Definition of conversation in English:

conversation

Line breaks: con|ver|sa¦tion
Pronunciation: /kɒnvəˈseɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

A talk, especially an informal one, between two or more people, in which news and ideas are exchanged: she picked up the phone and held a conversation in French [mass noun]: the two men were deep in conversation
More example sentences
  • In conversation we discuss the power of music to get us through those dark nights of the soul.
  • We tried to talk to him a few times, but he was not interested in conversation.
  • Marriage came up in conversation as I asked him if he would consider getting married.
Synonyms
discussion, talk, chat, gossip, tête-à-tête, heart-to-heart, head-to-head, exchange, dialogue, parley, consultation, conference; Indianadda; New Zealandkorero
informal confab, jaw, powwow, chit-chat, rap, gas
British informal chinwag, natter, rabbit
Scottish & Northern English informal crack
North American informal bull session, skull session, gabfest, schmooze
Australian informal convo
Australian/New Zealand informal yarn
rare palaver, colloquy, converse

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'living among, familiarity, intimacy'): via Old French from Latin conversatio(n-), from the verb conversari (see converse1).

Phrases

make conversation

Talk for the sake of politeness without having anything to say: we sat together, trying somewhat stiltedly to make conversation
More example sentences
  • Trying to create when you don't feel like it is like making conversation for the sake of making conversation.
  • She politely started to make conversation and the trio were laughing within minutes.
  • As I wait at the breakfast table, I attempt to make conversation with an elderly couple, but they don't speak English.

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