overtalk

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From over- +‎ talk.

Verb[edit]

overtalk (third-person singular simple present overtalks, present participle overtalking, simple past and past participle overtalked)

  1. (intransitive) To talk too much.
  2. (transitive) To overcome or persuade by talking; talk over.
  3. (transitive) To overstate; overexaggerate; talk up to seem greater than what is actual.
    • 1889, William Henry Harrison Murray, The story that the keg told me and The story of the man who didn't
      [...] and he panted like a young faan in her fust race with the hounds, for he was overtalkin' his strength, and I feered he would die for sartin ef he didn't fetch up a bit and git rested; [...]

Noun[edit]

overtalk (plural overtalks)

  1. Excessive talking.
  2. Simultaneous speech or talk which drowns out all other speakers.

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