\ ˈtȯ-kē How to pronounce talky (audio) \
talkier; talkiest

Definition of talky

1 : talkative
2 : containing too much talk

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Other Words from talky

talkiness \ ˈtȯ-​kē-​nəs How to pronounce talkiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of talky in a Sentence

She was in a talky mood. a talky coworker who will corner you at your desk for hours with stories about his vacation

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Pert piano and squiggly synth elements recall the cloying tropical pop that Ed Sheeran played with on his recent albums; her sing-talky delivery resembles him, too. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Taylor Swift Finds Her Faith on Lover," 23 Aug. 2019 All in all, this is a fascinating, if talky, play made all the more watchable by two highly talented actors. Joanne Engelhardt, The Mercury News, "Theater review: More to “How and Why’ than meets the eye," 18 July 2019 The movie’s not a success by any means: Too talky and exposition-heavy, and plot twists that seemed quixotically charming in the book seem fairly bizarre onscreen, including a feel-good family reunion that takes place in Antarctica. Ty Burr,, "When movies take a novel approach," 15 Aug. 2019 The second act is decidedly stronger here — the talky nature of Findley’s script takes on darker hues and higher stakes, and the dynamic between Ned and Elizabeth becomes richer and more urgent. Kerry Reid,, "'Elizabeth Rex' at Oak Park Festival Theatre is a worthy 'distraction' for Shakespeare fans," 17 June 2019 But this overly talky and stagey film, which takes place mostly in Colt’s hotel room and trailer — and frustratingly off-set — lacks the requisite catharsis and charisma to sufficiently engage. Gary Goldstein,, "A bad-boy actor makes for a less than compelling drama in 'Racing Colt'," 21 June 2018 That testing is the essence of Skeleton Crew, Dominique Morisseau’s (often brilliantly) talky two-act play about a Detroit auto plant on the verge of an angst-provoking shutdown. Julia M. Klein,, "'Skeleton Crew' at People's Light: Human relations in the workplace during the great recession," 18 June 2018 Such books, it is assumed, will be talky and analytical, essentially essays thinly disguised as fiction. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: The Monologues of Friends and Strangers," 1 June 2018 The confessional spirit of Eric Rohmer, the late French auteur revered for his wise, talky relationship studies, hovers insistently over the proceedings. Justin Chang,, "Unhappy lives and lacerating truths in Alex Ross Perry's exquisite 'Golden Exits'," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of talky

1815, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of talky

somewhat informal
: tending or wanting to talk
: having a lot of talking

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