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

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Streamline experience, which usually takes the form of easy returns, communicative customer service, and a navigable and shoppable website. Diana Budds, Curbed, "The rise of the direct-to-consumer home," 21 Dec. 2018 That other project was actually riddled with problems because the developers were not communicative enough, not good at setting expectations, and didn't negotiate appropriately for themselves. Erik Schechter, Popular Mechanics, "Even Software Engineers Have Agents Now," 11 Sep. 2013 When team member and friend Elliot See (Patrick Fugit) is killed in a plane crash, Armstrong becomes withdrawn and non-communicative. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "First Man is one of the most intense space movies of all time," 12 Sep. 2018 The fact that this is a happy, communicative family is not an accident, Patchen said. Selena Simmons-duffin, Washington Post, "‘Where The Need Is:’ Tackling Teen Pregnancy With A Midwife At School," 12 June 2018 Consequently, that source acknowledges that in the past, Tidal may not have paid as much attention to fiscal responsibilities as the labels would like; Tidal management has been much more communicative this year in its dealings with labels. Ed Christman, Billboard, "Why the Music Industry Is Still Rooting For Tidal, Despite Chronic Payment Issues," 6 June 2018 Switched into Race mode, the QF’s steering effort and feel amped up considerably and became satisfyingly communicative. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, "2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio," 3 Mar. 2018 To some, this signifies a more open and communicative approach to government. Taylor Lorenz, The Atlantic, "James Madison Would Be Horrified by a Tweeting President," 25 June 2018 At Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, sommeliers Crystl Faye Horton and Kristin Beckler proved more communicative and, Mr. Bucklin noted, a lot more fun. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "How a Bottle Makes Its Way Onto a Wine List," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of communicative

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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