Definition of talkative in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtôkədiv/


Fond of or given to talking: the talkative driver hadn’t stopped chatting
More example sentences
  • While travelling on the buses, I encountered a very talkative bus driver.
  • The mother was more talkative, the driver said, and had said how terrible it was to have to thumb home.
  • So, joining him in the suite are his taciturn driver and a talkative tailor named George.
chatty, loquacious, garrulous, voluble, conversational, communicative;
gossipy, babbling, blathering;
long-winded, wordy, verbose, prolix



Pronunciation: /ˈtôkədivlē/
Example sentences
  • In England I behaved as confidently and talkatively as I felt like being on a given day.
  • Walking home from the pub had seemed like a fine idea an hour ago, when the alcohol was still making him feel warm and talkatively cheerful.
  • ‘Web of deception’ is written from the US perspective and is supported, richly and talkatively, with cases, stories and examples from that country.


Pronunciation: /ˈtôkədivnəs/
Example sentences
  • The precocious talkativeness is a major attribute of the boy, who is known by the name of his class rather than a real proper name.
  • It is Risma's talkativeness and maternal instincts that Suhartono appreciates most about her.
  • It takes a lot of chutzpah to accept and admit one's weaknesses, if talkativeness is one.

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Syllabification: talk·a·tive

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