Definition of talkathon in English:

talkathon

noun

informal
  • A prolonged discussion or debate.

    ‘a day-long talkathon on artistic freedom’
    • ‘Hobbs has a simple calculation that predicts a minimum level of commercial success for lib-lab talkathons.’
    • ‘Merv's smart showing there got him a daytime chat show, whose geniality continues today in the Ellen DeGeneris talkathon.’
    • ‘In the television age, senators have avoided round-the-clock talkathons, which had led their predecessors to set up cots in cloakrooms and rig up plastic bags so they wouldn't have to interrupt their orations for a bathroom break.’
    • ‘There was a huge talkathon in the United States Senate this week.’
    • ‘Though it's easy to see why Waking Life was better-loved, Linklater's live-action talkathon is still worth watching, even if it never transcends its self-imposed limitations.’
    • ‘He insists that the denizens at the Guinness Book of World Records have given him the permission for the talkathon and were even watching his event closely.’

Origin

1930s (originally US, denoting a debate artificially prolonged to prevent the progress of a bill): blend of talk and marathon.

Pronunciation

talkathon

/ˈtɔːkəθɒn/