noun Older Use.

1910–15, Americanism; talk + (mov)ie Unabridged
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talkie (ˈtɔːkɪ)
informal Full name: talking picture an early film with a soundtrack

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Word Origin & History

"motion picture with sound," 1913, from earlier talking picture (1908), from talk (v.).
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Example sentences
The disastrous preview of the team's first talkie has the audience howling with derisive laughter.
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