Definition of talkathon in English:


Syllabification: talk·a·thon
Pronunciation: /ˈtôkəˌTHän


A prolonged discussion or debate.
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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 (denoting a debate artificially prolonged to prevent the progress of a bill): blend of talk and marathon.

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