talkative

adjective
talk·​a·​tive | \ ˈtȯ-kə-tiv How to pronounce talkative (audio) \

Definition of talkative

: given to talking also : full of talk

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Other Words from talkative

talkatively adverb
talkativeness noun

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talkative, loquacious, garrulous, voluble mean given to talk or talking. talkative may imply a readiness to engage in talk or a disposition to enjoy conversation. a talkative neighbor loquacious suggests the power of expressing oneself articulately, fluently, or glibly. a loquacious spokesperson garrulous implies prosy, rambling, or tedious loquacity. garrulous traveling companions voluble suggests a free, easy, and unending loquacity. a voluble raconteur

Examples of talkative in a Sentence

Their little boy is very talkative. She was in a talkative mood.
Recent Examples on the Web Haliburton was talkative and personable during his nearly 40-minute news conference. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons draft prospect, Iowa State's Tyrese Haliburton, 'a Midwest guy' sees a fit," 30 Sep. 2020 Redick was just as talkative with USA TODAY Sports in a Q&A about a number of topics. Mark Medina, USA TODAY, "J.J. Redick Q&A: Pelicans guard talks Acker virtual wine tasting event, wine interests and life in NBA bubble," 21 Sep. 2020 No talkative shoppers or the sounds of cars passing by. The Courier-Journal, "'It wasn't that bad': Louisville businesses react to property damage after night of protests," 25 Sep. 2020 But now that it’s been established the Cubs can’t hit a lick, the talkative dugout demeanor can backfire. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Chirping from the dugout is fun, but it doesn’t help the Cubs if they can’t score runs," 10 Sep. 2020 Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan were not particularly talkative. Itxu Díaz, National Review, "The Leadership Your Country Needs," 25 Aug. 2020 Some were talkative while others seemed disturbed by dozens of reporters who had descended on their usually quiet neighborhood. Gina Barton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Wisconsin National Guard is deploying to Kenosha after police shot Jacob Blake in the back; father says Blake is out of surgery," 24 Aug. 2020 The voice of the always-talkative 80-year-old patriarch of racing’s most famous family was at a different pitch, his excitement for his grandson seeping through the phone all the way from the family’s lake house. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Marco Andretti's Indy 500 pole win takes Mario Andretti on emotional ride," 16 Aug. 2020 Dalton, wearing that Alabama bass fisherman uniform of a t-shirt, ball cap, and wraparound black sunglasses, was as taciturn as Sandlin was talkative. Tom Vanderbilt, Popular Mechanics, "Why Riding a Backwards Bike Will Break Your Brain," 14 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of talkative

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Talkative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/talkative. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for talkative

talkative

adjective
How to pronounce talkative (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of talkative

: tending to talk a lot or to enjoy having conversations with people

talkative

adjective
talk·​a·​tive | \ ˈtȯ-kə-tiv How to pronounce talkative (audio) \

Kids Definition of talkative

: fond of talking

Other Words from talkative

talkativeness noun

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