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

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 His letters could be chatty about fly-fishing, but were circumspect to the point of muteness on questions of love and art. Susan Tallman, The Atlantic, 6 Apr. 2022 In one standout scene, Henning listens like a rapt child while Robinson pretends to have a chatty phone call with people back home. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 Apr. 2022 Lead the way for the rest of us less chatty beings! Meghan Rose, Glamour, 12 Apr. 2022 Or be the chatty co-worker and (briefly) distract a friend. Shani Harmon, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 In which Alfred tries and tries and tries to just get a dang haircut from Bibby (Robert S. Powell), a chatty barber whose side hustles have side hustles. Darren Franich,, 22 Mar. 2022 Every flight has that chatty seatmate, snoring passenger, or crying baby. Emily Belfiore, Travel + Leisure, 7 Mar. 2022 The chatty birds keep up a steady stream of sounds, discussing their affection for or impatience with their neighbors, along with the state of available nesting materials and access to tasty insects. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 4 Mar. 2022 Even the relatively few police encountered inside the bubble were, by Chinese law-enforcement standards, downright chatty. Ted Anthony, ajc, 22 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of chatty

1756, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 May 2022

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“Chatty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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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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