A lengthy session of discussions, speeches, or debate.


a long period of discussions, debates, or speeches
[C20: a blend of talk and marathon]


(ˈtɔ kəˌθɒn)

an extended discussion, esp. on a matter of public interest.
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Despite the 77-year-old Pelosi's public talkathon, she was not pressuring the party's rank-and-file to oppose the measure, Democrats said.
But that does not seem to have dampened the spirits of those having come to the annual talkathon of the rich and powerful from across the world - something that has become synonymous with this place for nearly five decades now.
Correction: Known officially as the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the recently concluded, two-week talkathon in Bonn, Germany, was held to further negotiations on what is being called the "rule book" that will guide the "historic" Paris climate accord concluded in 2015.
Democrats have been delaying votes, employing everything from boycotting scheduled votes to staging a 24-hour talkathon.
Capping a five- hour- long talkathon " Ek nayi subah" ( A New Dawn), telecast live by the state broadcaster, Prime Minister Modi said people have seen the difference between development seekers and protesters.
Except it turns out, the nondate evolved into a 14-hour talkathon.
They also wanted to save themselves the trouble of an all-night talkathon.
In between JR's nonstop talkathon about Democrats making accusations but not him, SB chimed in and said, "With all due respect, I've had two deaths in the family, I have a marriage coming up .
The 15-hour talkathon was not, unfortunately, pegged to any pending legislation to reduce the US' greenhouse gas emissions.
In March, 30 Senate Democrats conducted a 15-hour overnight talkathon to draw attention to climate change.
Udall was among more than 30 Democratic senators who engaged in a talkathon urging action on climate change this week, but he has largely stayed out of the Keystone fight.
19 million in 3rd quarter of 2013 - thanks to a surge after his 21-hour anti-Obamacare talkathon.