\ 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 talky (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
Recent Examples on the Web Maybe that’s enough to scratch a genre itch until the hourly mayhem kicks in, or maybe the talky parts will turn you into Milhouse waiting for Itchy, Scratchy, and Poochie to get to the fireworks factory. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 1 Apr. 2021 On the other, the Satires and Epistles, loose, talky poems written, like the Ars, in dactylic hexameter. Gregory Hays, The New York Review of Books, 27 May 2020 The acting here smooths out the blocky, talky, implausibly ruminative aspects of Laverty’s writing. Wesley Morris, New York Times, 4 Mar. 2020 The Inheritance Matthew Murphy Epic in ambition and scale, this flawed masterpiece about the lives of an intersecting group of gay men in New York City is too long and, at times, too talky. Eben Shapiro, Time, 1 Dec. 2019 But a two-hour stage musical also contains a lot of talky-talk scenes and songs about boooring stuff like love and revenge and living your best life. Donna Freedman, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Oct. 2019 This amusing, if talky tale of the breakup between Nate (Sills-Evans), a club DJ and barber, and schoolteacher Melissa (Devin Nelson) is set largely in a brownstone apartment in the filmmaker’s hometown of Brooklyn, N.Y. Gary Goldstein,, 11 July 2019 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, 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, 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of talky

1815, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Talky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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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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