Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A manner of speaking in which declarative sentences are uttered with a rising intonation as though they were questions.

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  • verb rare, intransitive To speak with a rising intonation as though a the sentence were a question

Etymologies

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up- +‎ talk

Examples

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  • Think Valley Girl talk, the dialect linguists call Southern California English.

    December 6, 2013