adjective \ˈt-kə-tiv\

: tending to talk a lot or to enjoy having conversations with people

Full Definition of TALKATIVE

:  given to talking; also :  full of talk
talk·a·tive·ly adverb
talk·a·tive·ness noun

Examples of TALKATIVE

  1. Their little boy is very talkative.
  2. She was in a talkative mood.

First Known Use of TALKATIVE

15th century

Synonym Discussion of TALKATIVE

talkative, loquacious, garrulous, voluble mean given to talk or talking. talkative may imply a readiness to engage in talk or a disposition to enjoy conversation <a talkative neighbor>. loquacious suggests the power of expressing oneself articulately, fluently, or glibly <a loquacious spokesperson>. garrulous implies prosy, rambling, or tedious loquacity <garrulous traveling companions>. voluble suggests a free, easy, and unending loquacity <a voluble raconteur>.


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