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 Blue whales had previously been documented in this area of the western Indian Ocean and they are known to be talkative creatures, with each population emitting unique songs. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, "Scientists Eavesdrop on New Population of Blue Whales Singing in the Indian Ocean," 30 Dec. 2020 By tradition and reputation, Egyptians are a warm, hospitable, talkative people. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "How Fares Freedom?," 17 Dec. 2020 You may be placed next to someone with a squalling infant, or behind a traveler who insists on reclining, or alongside an overly talkative stranger — hopefully wearing a tightfitting mask. Star Tribune, "No more 'Noah's Ark in the air'," 14 Dec. 2020 Gao, who was usually open and talkative, sounded guarded, according to several officials familiar with the conversations. Anchorage Daily News, "Inside the Fall of the CDC," 16 Oct. 2020 During a dead ball, Hogan sidled up to a talkative player in need of a lesson in sportsmanship. John Branch, New York Times, "A Referee Pursues Her Calling in the Men’s Game," 7 Dec. 2020 Assistant coach Chris Fleming encouraged White to become more talkative at the end of last season. Jamal Collier, chicagotribune.com, "The Chicago Bulls expect point guard Coby White to lead with his play — and his voice — as he takes on a bigger ballhandling role," 2 Dec. 2020 Gao, who was usually open and talkative, sounded guarded, according to several officials familiar with the conversations. Anchorage Daily News, "Inside the Fall of the CDC," 16 Oct. 2020 The usually talkative Rudaina began to rely more on glances and light touches and less on words to communicate with me. Hisham Melhem, The Atlantic, "To Die in the Time of Pestilence," 22 Nov. 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 21 Jan. 2021.

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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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