WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ˈsmall ˌtalk, n. [uncountable]
  • light conversation;
    chitchat:We engaged in some small talk.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    small talk′, 
  • light conversation;
    chitchat.
    • 1745–55
      banter, chatter, gossip.

    small-talk  (smôltôk′),USA pronunciation v.i. 
    1. to engage in or have a propensity for small talk.
    • 1780–90

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    small talk n
    1. light conversation for social occasions
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