from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A movie with a sound track.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A movie with sound.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a movie with synchronized speech and singing
Sorry, no etymologies found.
His mobile phone, the size of a second world war walkie-talkie, is among the ancient possessions returned to him.
Lucien tossed me the walkie-talkie from the very back of the group and smirked, knowing the officers would have to shut up now.
And finally, how to listen to satellites with a walkie talkie is here.
Granton Trawler is undoubtedly a "talkie" - no music perhaps, but a rich tapestry of natural sounds, from whistling and waves to gulls, creaks and the thick-accented fishermen onboard the titular vessel.
A mom in West Virginia says her 3-year-old's Diego walkie-talkie, which is supposed to have a range of 20 feet, picked up some blue talk from truckers who may have been 275 miles away.
The sound leakage is minimized, its low babble filling the otherwise quiet spaces until you position yourself directly below each "talkie" picture's acoustic projector (or in a few more intimate cases don the headphones).
It's still a young entertainment medium -- comparing them chronologically to film, games have really only reached their "talkie" phase -- but a story is a story, and games really just haven't been adapted very well.
His first "talkie" was "The Great Dictator" (1940), a masterpiece satirizing Hitler and Nazism.
You certainly don't hear or read people in our modern age "right around now" on the dachshund of time using some old-timy, "olden days" term like moving pictures to describe a movie or "talkie" these days... so why the "still photography"?
I think that may have been his first 'talkie': I believe his co-director's duties were handling the dialogue, and possibly some action scenes also.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.