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talking picture Syllabification: talk·ing pic·ture
(also talking film)

Definition of talking picture in English:


A movie with a soundtrack, as distinct from a silent film.
Example sentences
  • On the way over to Harlem, Pinto and Jolson passed a movie theater playing a revival of ‘The Jazz Singer, ‘the first talking picture, starring the immortal George Jessel.’
  • The advent of talking pictures put her out of work.
  • He was, above all, a celebrity, and he died before talking pictures could tarnish his hypnotic image.
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