double talk

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See also: doubletalk and double-talk


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From double +‎ talk. Compare Middle English twispeche, Old English twīspǣċ, twīsprǣċ.


double talk (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic): Lies, especially in a formal political statement.
  2. (idiomatic) Speech which combines English and English-sounding gibberish for humorous effect.
  3. A simple phonetic code with a regular infix that makes meaningful speech sound unintelligible.
  4. (telephony) A situation when two people talk at the same time, causing overlapping audio signals.