Chitchat and Discourse


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Chitchat noun – Friendly, informal conversation or an instance of this.
Usage example: a bit of chitchat over lunch with people we hadn't seen in a while

Discourse and chitchat are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Discourse" instead the word "Chitchat" as a noun or a verb.
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Discourse noun – Talking or a talk between two or more people.
Usage example: Thomas Jefferson is said to have been able to participate in knowledgeable discourse on a breathtaking array of subjects

Chitchat and discourse are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Chitchat" instead the word "Discourse" as a noun or a verb.
Nearby Words: discoursed, discoursing
Synonyms for Discourse
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