Definition of talkathon in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtɔːkəθɒn


  • A prolonged discussion or debate: a day-long talkathon on artistic freedom
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    • In the television age, senators have avoided round-the-clock talkathons, which had led their predecessors to set up cots in cloakrooms and rig up plastic bags so they wouldn't have to interrupt their orations for a bathroom break.
    • Hobbs has a simple calculation that predicts a minimum level of commercial success for lib-lab talkathons.
    • He insists that the denizens at the Guinness Book of World Records have given him the permission for the talkathon and were even watching his event closely.


1930s (originally US, denoting a debate artificially prolonged to prevent the progress of a bill): blend of talk and marathon.

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