talkative

adjective talk·a·tive \ ˈtȯ-kə-tiv \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of talkative

: given to talking; also : full of talk

talkatively

adverb

talkativeness

noun

Examples of talkative in a Sentence

  1. Their little boy is very talkative.

  2. She was in a talkative mood.

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First Known Use of talkative

15th century

Synonym Discussion of talkative

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

TALKATIVE Defined for English Language Learners

talkative

adjective

Definition of talkative for English Language Learners

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


TALKATIVE Defined for Kids

talkative

adjective talk·a·tive \ ˈtȯ-kə-tiv \

Definition of talkative for Students

: fond of talking

talkativeness

noun


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