Definition of talkathon in English:

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talkathon

Pronunciation: /ˈtôkəˌTHän/

noun

informal
A prolonged discussion or debate.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with talkathon

walkathon

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Syllabification: talk·a·thon

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