communicative

adjective

com·​mu·​ni·​ca·​tive kə-ˈmyü-nə-ˌkā-tiv How to pronounce communicative (audio) -ni-kə-tiv How to pronounce communicative (audio)
1
: tending to communicate : talkative
2
: of or relating to communication
communicatively adverb
communicativeness noun

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web By most metrics, Jay Worthy is refreshingly accessible, communicative, and punctual for a rapper of his stature. Max Bell, SPIN, 30 Aug. 2022 Platforms would equally benefit from a code of communicative transparency. WIRED, 27 Aug. 2022 Parents describe how their children, unmanageable at home, grew more communicative, resilient and happier and became less aggressive. New York Times, 1 June 2022 This mirror is a way to start building more communicative, immersive, and robust interactivity. Andrew Weaver, Outside Online, 28 Feb. 2020 Perdomo is a communicative player and works well with third baseman Josh Rojas and second baseman Ketel Marte. Jenna Ortiz, The Arizona Republic, 9 Aug. 2022 Bearers of this sign are often curious and witty, as well as communicative and youthful – often filling their plates so busyness abounds. Anna Kaufman, USA TODAY, 28 July 2022 Hardy continued to distinguish himself by being straightforward and communicative, for showing poise and attention to detail and being well-prepared. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 6 July 2022 In addition to the values that make up its products, Elm & Rye also prides itself on being a transparent and communicative company. The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of communicative was in 1651

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Cite this Entry

“Communicative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/communicative. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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Legal Definition

communicative

adjective

com·​mu·​ni·​ca·​tive kə-ˈmyü-nə-ˌkā-tiv, -kə-tiv How to pronounce communicative (audio)
1
: tending or serving to communicate
a communicative gesture
2
: of or relating to communication

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