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Definition of small talk in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Polite conversation about unimportant or uncontroversial matters, especially as engaged in on social occasions: propriety required that he face these people and make small talk
More example sentences
  • On social occasions, small talk on neutral topics is appropriate and modest gifts are given.
  • I'm never very good in those situations - polite small talk doesn't agree with me.
  • He smiled as he set down a tray of mugs in front of a few ladies, who giggled at him and made polite small talk.

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