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

Examples of communicative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For now, try contacting a more communicative pal or enjoying your own company. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 26 Jan. 2024 This communicative power becomes instrumental in garnering support for global initiatives and fostering collaboration on an international scale. Nell Derick Debevoise, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 With communicative Mercury squaring off against pained Chiron at 9:49 am EST, your attempts to reach out to others might go unheard or ignored. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 26 Jan. 2024 While the amount of grip on tap is formidable, the communicative chassis and the prodigious stopping power offered by the optional carbon ceramic brakes also provide a sense of approachability to its dynamic limits. Bradley Iger, Ars Technica, 29 July 2023 On that note, a top-notch injector will also be communicative, Dr. Badreshia says. Audrey Noble, SELF, 11 Dec. 2023 Rather than replacing the specific communicative expression of the initial work, the model is capable of creating a wide variety of different sort of outputs wholly unrelated to that underlying, copyrightable expression. Wes Davis, The Verge, 4 Nov. 2023 The delivery service was communicative and friendly, and the couch was easy for two people to assemble in under 20 minutes. Kathleen Felton, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Nov. 2023 American officials have been communicative and supportive, said David Siegel, a doctor in Rochester, N.Y., whose younger brother Keith, 64, a U.S. citizen, and sister-in-law Adrienne, 62, an Israeli citizen, are believed to be among the hostages. Joanna Slater, Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2023 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 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

communicative

adjective
com·​mu·​ni·​ca·​tive kə-ˈmyü-nə-ˌkāt-iv How to pronounce communicative (audio) -ni-kət-iv How to pronounce communicative (audio)
1
: tending to communicate : talkative
2
: of or relating to communication
communicativeness noun

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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