talkative

adjective
talk·​a·​tive | \ ˈtȯ-kə-tiv \

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.

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But Giuliani's talkative and freewheeling style has irritated many White House officials, who say his frequent pronouncements are unhelpful and have often put the president in difficult positions. chicagotribune.com, "Giuliani works for foreign clients while serving as Trump's attorney," 10 July 2018 As he was peppered with questions about McCain’s legacy, the usually talkative president made no response. Catherine Lucey, The Seattle Times, "Under pressure, Trump tersely recognizes McCain, lowers flag," 27 Aug. 2018 Did Shawn Reynolds, North Andover class of 1993, ever expect the fact that he was voted class clown and most talkative to find its way on to Google? Billy Baker, BostonGlobe.com, "Your high school yearbook is going online," 5 July 2018 Space historian Robert Pearlman was more talkative. CBS News, "Tennessee woman suing NASA to keep moon dust she says Neil Armstrong gave her," 4 July 2018 While Starks was his typically-talkative self, much of the rest of the chatter about the game centered on the battle of big men between the Aggies and Wolverines. Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News, "Aggies trying to advance to Elite Eight for first time," 21 Mar. 2018 Administrators say some residents seem a bit livelier or more talkative the rest of the week. Robert Mccoppin, chicagotribune.com, "Music can call back loved ones lost in Alzheimer's darkness: 'So much we can do to improve quality of life'," 11 June 2018 Ellis is insightful and can be talkative about many topics, as long as that topic is not himself. Kevin Acee, sandiegouniontribune.com, "A.J. Ellis shows what it takes for Padres," 7 July 2018 Hayes’s talkative poems are, in fact, a form of thinking, fuelled by opposing impulses and contradictory ideas. Dan Chiasson, The New Yorker, "The Politics and Play of Terrance Hayes," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of talkative

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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talkative

adjective

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 \

Kids Definition of talkative

: fond of talking

Other Words from talkative

talkativeness noun

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