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"small talk" in British English

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small talknoun [U]

uk   /ˈsmɔːl ˌtɔːk/ us   /ˈsmɑːl ˌtɑːk/
conversation about things that are not important, often between people who do not know each other well: I don't enjoy parties where I have to make small talk with complete strangers.
(Definition of small talk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"small talk" in American English

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small talknoun [U]

/ˈsmɔl ˌtɔk/
social conversation about unimportant things, often between people who do not know each other well: I hate conversation that is nothing but small talk.
(Definition of small talk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"small talk" in Business English

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small talknoun [U]

uk   us  
polite conversation about things that are not important, often between people who are meeting for the first time: I soon learned how to make small talk with people at formal receptions.
(Definition of small talk from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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