chat·ty | \ ˈcha-tē \
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 \ adverb
chattiness \ˈcha-tē-nəs \ noun

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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Among them may be the future of the chatty Ukrainian grandmother with excellent foreign policy sense. Nina Jankowicz, The New Republic, "Available in Helsinki: the Fate of Eastern Europe," 13 July 2018 Baldwin is in an especially chatty mood, lapsing into voices and surfing from one funny anecdote to the next. Hank Stuever,, "'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' review: Series finally run out of gas — but is that Seinfeld's fault?," 9 July 2018 My mother was always wary of colleagues who were overly chatty. Catherine Walsh,, "Working mother taught the value of work," 11 May 2018 Palomeque and Davis, both chatty and funny, quickly adopted me and explained the complexities of figure skating. Beth Spotswood, San Francisco Chronicle, "Competitive adult figure skaters break the ice at the rink," 27 Feb. 2018 There was a pair of chatty fish, too, and a hapless couple in a tiny dinghy. David Lyman,, "CCM students set sail for Scotland to perform water-themed show with 'no plot whatsoever'," 5 July 2018 And don’t worry about your chatty sparks shutting the restaurant down: Diva doesn’t close its doors until 4 a.m. Gwendolyn Purdom is a RedEye freelancer. Gwendolyn Purdom, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago date idea: Craft beer festival then Thai food," 23 Feb. 2018 Or a starchy essay can be transformed into something with the casual familiarity of a chatty blog post. Lisa Wood Shapiro, WIRED, "The End of Dyslexia," 18 June 2018 Prince George and Princess Charlotte's beloved babysitter managed to keep all 10 tots dutifully (and adorably) in-line throughout the hour-long ceremony at St. George's Chapel (despite a few grumpy moments and a charmingly chatty Prince George). Megan Decker, Harper's BAZAAR, "Alexi Lubomirski Had to Bribe the Royal Bridal Party with Candy to Get the Perfect Shot," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of chatty

1756, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 \
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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