com·​mu·​ni·​ca·​tive | \ kə-ˈmyü-nə-ˌkā-tiv How to pronounce communicative (audio) , -ni-kə-tiv How to pronounce communicative (audio) \

Definition of communicative

1 : tending to communicate : talkative
2 : of or relating to communication

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Other Words from communicative

communicatively adverb
communicativeness noun

Examples of communicative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hydraulic steering is the best out there—chattery, direct, and communicative. Travis Okulski, Car and Driver, 20 July 2021 Patterson, beloved by so many Vikings defenders, was communicative. Jim Souhan, Star Tribune, 2 July 2021 Artists also stand out with respect to cultural memory, while no notability type stands out with respect to communicative memory. Alex Zhavoronkov, Forbes, 28 June 2021 The Moon then trines communicative Mercury, deepening our understanding of what’s best for both our hearts and minds. Tarot Astrologers,, 19 June 2021 Kebbi is an educational robot that integrates artificial intelligence, software, and hardware technology to provide various facial expressions, body movements, and communicative interactions. Jennifer "jay" Palumbo, Forbes, 18 June 2021 The man was getting better but was not very communicative and offered mostly one-word responses to questions., 12 June 2021 The main communicative advantage your small business has is with your customers. Andrei Petrik, Forbes, 7 June 2021 And just 26 Asian and Pacific Islander actors were shown with a physical, cognitive or communicative disability in the 500 top-grossing films released from 2015 through 2019. Sarah Bahr, New York Times, 18 May 2021

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First Known Use of communicative

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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“Communicative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of communicative

: willing to talk to people
: relating to communication


com·​mu·​ni·​ca·​tive | \ kə-ˈmyü-nə-ˌkā-tiv, -kə-tiv How to pronounce communicative (audio) \

Legal Definition of communicative

1 : tending or serving to communicate a communicative gesture
2 : of or relating to communication

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