Definition of talkie in English:

talkie

Line breaks: talkie
Pronunciation: /ˈtɔːki
 
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noun

informal
  • A film with a soundtrack, as distinct from a silent film: one of the most beloved actors of the silent screen and early talkies
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    • There were several silents, several early talkies and 15 other films between 1935-49 about Louis Vance's Michael Lanyard, the jewel thief-turned hero.
    • In the 1930s, monster movies were the staples of Universal Pictures' line-up, a cash cow as the industry metamorphosed from silent films to talkies.
    • Like many early talkies, this film alternates between stretches of awkward pantomime and stretches of clumsy dialogue.

Origin

early 20th century (originally US in the phrase the talkies): from talk, on the pattern of movie.

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