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

Definition of talkative

: given to talking also : full of talk

Other Words from talkative

talkatively adverb
talkativeness noun

Choose the Right Synonym for 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

Examples of talkative in a Sentence

Their little boy is very talkative. She was in a talkative mood.
Recent Examples on the Web How is a piece of lawn furniture like a talkative nanny? Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2021 Hena, an eighth-grader at BASIS San Antonio - Shavano Campus, is talkative, ready to help box up orders. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, 1 Nov. 2021 Mora, who lives in Idaho and was out on a hike when reached, was very talkative. Los Angeles Times, 22 Oct. 2021 Quieter than the more talkative Mr. Wieden, Mr. Kennedy was meticulous. New York Times, 15 Oct. 2021 He’s talkative, charming, and grew up watching Survivor. Joseph Longo, Vulture, 23 Sep. 2021 There is no brotherly wager between the two heading into Sunday, but the Dolphins’ McCourty says his brother is the more talkative one. David Furones,, 9 Sep. 2021 Are warm, talkative, enthusiastic, friendly and enjoy being the center of attention. Julia Wuench, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 Even though she is remembered by moviegoers as this confident, adventurous and wildly talkative presence on-screen, in reality, the young Mills often times felt much the opposite. Jeff Conway, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of talkative

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Talkative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of talkative

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


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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