An informal discussion or talk, specially of an intellectual nature.
a brief conversational piece of writing or critique.
a casual discussion, or casual short written article, especially on a critical topic.
Informal talk or conversation, as about literary matters; light conversation; talk.
talk; familiar conversation; informal talk; free and unconventional conversation and criticism, such as the Causeries du lundi (“Monday Chats”) regarding the French critic and essayist Sainte-Beuve (1804–69). See Sainte-Beuve into the Century Cyclopedia of Names.