Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 588 (Conversation)

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#588. Conversation. -- N. conversation, interlocution; collocution[obs], colloquy, converse, confabulation, talk, discourse, verbal intercourse; oral communication, commerce; dialogue, duologue, trialogue.

causerie, chat, chitchat; small talk, table talk, teatable talk[obs], town talk, village talk, idle talk; tattle, gossip, tittle-tattle; babble, babblement[obs]; tripotage[obs], cackle, prittle-prattle[obs], cancan, on dit[Fr]; talk of the town, talk of the village.

conference, parley, interview, audience, pourparler; tete-a-tete; reception, conversazione[It]; congress &c. (council) 696; powwow [U. S.].

hall of audience, durbar[obs].

palaver, debate, logomachy[obs], war of words.

gossip, tattler; Paul Pry; tabby; chatterer &c. (loquacity) 584; interlocutor &c. (spokesman) 582; conversationist[obs], dialogist[obs].

"the feast of reason and the flow of soul" [Pope]; mollia tempora fandi[Lat][obs].

V. talk together, converse, confabulate; hold on a conversation, carry on a conversation, join in a conversation, engage in a conversation; put in a word; shine in conversation; bandy words; parley; palaver; chat, gossip, tattle; prate &c. (loquacity) 584; powwow [U.S.]..

discourse with, confer with, commune with, commerce with; hold converse, hold conference, hold intercourse; talk it over; be closeted with; talk with one in private, tete-a-tete.

Adj. conversing &c. v.; interlocutory; conversational, conversable[obs]; discursive, discoursive[obs]; chatty &c. (sociable) 892; colloquial.

Phr. "with thee conversing I forget all time" [Paradise Lost].