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 chatty (audio) \ adverb
chattiness \ ˈcha-​tē-​nəs How to pronounce chatty (audio) \ noun

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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
Recent Examples on the Web And in other fundraising news, creator financial supporter Patreon raised $155 million at a $4 billion valuation and chatty social network Clubhouse is seeking more cash also at a $4 billion valuation. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "What’s Apple up to next?," 7 Apr. 2021 The chatty neighbors tell him a woman across the street is 107. Bruce Selcraig, San Antonio Express-News, "`Misunderstood' and hoping to shed toxic image, Brockhouse rides again in San Antonio mayoral contest," 4 Apr. 2021 But by then, defense attorney Anthony Viorst had silenced his chatty new client. Richard Schlesinger, CBS News, "Former political candidate inserts himself into the case of a missing girl and ends up a murder suspect," 27 Mar. 2021 Perhaps that’s why my second-grade teacher taped my chatty mouth shut and put a dunce cap on my head. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Opinion: Asian America women like me have been objectified and dehumanized. This was my experience in TV news.," 26 Mar. 2021 If there's one thing Star Wars does well, it's make droids look helpful—and a bit chatty. Gear Team, Wired, "CES 2021 Highlights: 79 Gadgets and Glimpses Into the Future," 14 Jan. 2021 Holmes and Miller, both cheerful, chatty redheads, compete by wooing the show’s couples with competing visions of the future. Kate Knibbs, Wired, "Netflix’s Marriage or Mortgage Is Maddening," 17 Mar. 2021 By the end of the day, the lookout had been visited by several dozen birders and a flock of 60 chatty middle-schoolers. Melissa Groo, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Mrs. Edge Saved the Birds," 16 Mar. 2021 In the interview with Oprah, Markle was not afraid to participate when the talk took on the chatty tone of gossip. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, "The Rigorous Empathy of “Oprah with Meghan and Harry”," 8 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of chatty

1756, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Apr 2021

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“Chatty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of chatty

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


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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