talkier; talkiest
: containing too much talk
talkiness 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 Even by French standards, this is an incredibly talky movie. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Feb. 2024 The result is a talky biopic with the intensity of an action movie, a series of meetings in offices and bunkers that somehow drives the planet to the brink of apocalypse. David Sims, The Atlantic, 19 July 2023 But Ritch maintains enough tension via filmmaking craft, and his cast via intensity of psychological dynamics, that this very talky, nearly action-free drama never grows ponderous. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 24 Apr. 2023 And Bond seems to be what Ritchie is going for with this overly convoluted, barely comprehensible spy thriller that fails to generate any excitement in its action scenes and becomes too talky by far. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Mar. 2023 The script is talky but smooth, delivered at a hang-out pace and, per its crime genre nature, always more psychologically revealing than at first appears. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 25 Dec. 2022 This is a very talky show—the actors’ bodies are mostly static, and the dance is in the parrying of their ideas. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 31 Oct. 2022 Audiences eager to be enchanted by adult fairy tales might find something in the talky reflections on love and desire, on isolation and connection, the latter themes amplified by our recent memories of pandemic confinement. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 May 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of talky was in 1815

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“Talky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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