\ 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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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 His movies are talky, intimate to the point of claustrophobia, and populated by characters that can be charitably described as prickly. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Golden Exits,’ Ties That Bind (and Cut Too)," 8 Feb. 2018 After 45 minutes of talky intrigue and betrayal, a tiny iceberg is visible in the blackness. J. Hoberman, New York Times, "‘The Sea Wolf’ and ‘Titanic’: Fascism on the High Seas," 20 Oct. 2017 One of the most exciting films to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this year was B.P.M. (Beats Per Minute), director Robin Campillo’s talky, piercingly intimate drama about AIDS activism in early 1990s Paris., "See the First U.S. Trailer for "BPM," One of the Best Movies of the Year," 4 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of talky

1815, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Dictionary Entries near talky

talk tough

talk trash

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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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