Definition of talking point in English:

talking point

noun

  • A topic that invites discussion or argument.

    • ‘The big talking point in the industry concerns the planned use of the 80m raised 10 days ago.’
    • ‘The quiz was a major talking point in the town in the 1960s and veterans have already said they will be rejoining the fun.’
    • ‘Surely the talking point of this year's meeting has to be the wonderful performances of Choisir.’
    • ‘In fact this, and the perilous state of farming, were the main talking points all day no matter whom I spoke to.’
    • ‘How high up the management chain the issue goes remains the biggest talking point in financial circles.’
    • ‘His success has been a major talking point throughout the nation, with most of the country agreeing with the choice.’
    • ‘But let me just hit at least once on two of the silliest talking points of those pushing this argument.’
    • ‘Issues relating to support services, such as childcare and business training, and transport systems are also likely to be talking points.’
    • ‘At 8pm it's your chance to debate the weekend's major football talking points.’
    • ‘The range of musical styles, from Edith Piaf, Norah Jones to Fats Waller, was one of the talking points of the concert.’
    • ‘Property remains one of the key talking points around the town.’
    • ‘Our discussions with councillors and from open meetings have prompted talking points.’
    • ‘BBC Sport Online explains the two main talking points and hears arguments from both sides.’
    • ‘The concert was a great talking point, especially because Indira Gandhi was a part of the audience.’
    • ‘Indeed, one of the major talking points among spectators concerned the witless manner in which so many wickets were thrown away.’
    • ‘Make the subject the talking point in any photo, not the lens you took it with.’
    • ‘Whether Richo plays or not will be the major talking point before the match but will make no difference to the outcome.’
    • ‘This performance by the Dons will prove a major talking point in the coming days.’
    • ‘Whether artificial additives or pesticides are the talking point, it's hard to focus on food without bumping into food scares.’
    • ‘The pub's fate is a major talking point in the village, according to sub-postmaster Garry Wilkinson.’
    subject, subject matter, theme, issue, matter, point, talking point, question, concern, argument, discussion, thesis, text, concept, field, area, keynote, leitmotif
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Pronunciation:

talking point

/ˈtôkiNG ˌpoint/