chatty

adjective
chat·​ty | \ ˈcha-tē How to pronounce chatty (audio) \
chattier; chattiest

Definition of chatty

1 : fond of chatting : talkative a chatty neighbor
2 : having the style and manner of light familiar conversation a chatty letter

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Other Words from chatty

chattily \ ˈcha-​tə-​lē How to pronounce chattily (audio) \ adverb
chattiness \ ˈcha-​tē-​nəs How to pronounce chattiness (audio) \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for chatty

Synonyms

chattery, colloquial, conversational, dishy, gossipy, newsy

Antonyms

bookish, literary

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Examples of chatty in a Sentence

a chatty book about his life in politics a time when campers were expected to write a chatty letter to their folks every week

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Some of my most memorable bus and train commutes involved spontaneous conversations with chatty strangers: a Somali woman, a former Seattle native returning to visit her parents at Green Lake, a NASA scientist who needed help finding his hotel. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "‘Just the thought of it made my heart speed up a little’: The best comments this week on seattletimes.com," 31 May 2019 This wasn’t the Djokovic who’d been such an joyous treat in his prime—a superstar capable of being chatty and funny and clownish, even on the court. Jason Gay, WSJ, "Novak’s Back—and Here Comes Tall John Isner," 12 July 2018 Yet in a public interview for the Supreme Court Historical Society (paywall), Thomas was unusually chatty and apparently happy to answer questions, revealing a humorous side and a surprise about his ideology. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Reticent US Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas is actually kind of funny," 4 June 2019 Chicago schoolteacher Kimberly Bermudez has always been the chatty type. Allison Klein, The Seattle Times, "Teacher on a plane talked about her low-income students. Passengers overheard and gave her more than $500 in cash.," 17 July 2018 Then, just one day after clearing its retrograde shadow, your chatty planetary ruler, Mercury, enters Aries on Wednesday, April 17, making you the life of the party. Randon Rosenbohm, Allure, "What April’s Gemini Horoscope Means for You," 31 Mar. 2019 Decorative lanterns illuminated the colorful display of silks dawned on every guest at the chatty table. Eliseé Browchuk, Vogue, "Yali Hosted a Chinese New Year Dinner and All the Guests Wore Robes," 6 Feb. 2019 Seated primly on the couch in a mustard-and-black floral sheath by Christian Dior and black heels, Chopra is chatty, exuberant—and psychotically pretty. Abby Aguirre, Vogue, "When Priyanka Met Nick: A Love Story," 29 Nov. 2018 On Friday, November 16, sensual Venus and chatty Mercury pull a fast one. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's November Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 28 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of chatty

1756, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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chatty

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of chatty

: tending to talk a lot : fond of chatting
: having an informal style that is similar to friendly speech

chatty

adjective
chat·​ty | \ ˈcha-tē How to pronounce chatty (audio) \
chattier; chattiest

Kids Definition of chatty

1 : tending to talk a lot :
2 : having the style and manner of friendly conversation a chatty letter

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