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English definition of “small talk”

small talk

noun [U]    
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 .Informal talking and conversation
(Definition of small talk noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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