(n.) 1) A coloquialism used to indicate a television which is always on, but not watched.

2) A derrogatory term for television used to indicate one's belief that a television's only benefit is as a lamp that talks.
1)I'm gonna turn off the talking lamp, nobody's in here.

2)Sorry, we don't have a talking lamp, but we do have these wonderful *reading* lamps.
by Izhmo Goetz March 17, 2004
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