Definition of talkative in US English:



  • Fond of or given to talking.

    ‘the talkative driver hadn't stopped chatting’
    • ‘His son, who was usually quiet and shy, was very talkative that morning.’
    • ‘I started chatting away to him as he had his back to me, but he was less than talkative for some reason, I was lucky if I got a grunt back.’
    • ‘Dad just talked to him two days ago, and he was in a great mood, talkative, and totally fine.’
    • ‘He became talkative and mentioned his family, the small taxi company he works for, the change of this city.’
    • ‘She was a shy girl, but quite talkative after warming up to the person she was conversing with.’
    • ‘The mother was more talkative, the driver said, and had said how terrible it was to have to thumb home.’
    • ‘Other than that, I haven't really been all that talkative today, because I've had a pounding headache.’
    • ‘Naturally talkative, Theroux discovered the candour as well as the secretiveness of the island's people.’
    • ‘Yes, the neighbours are exceptionally friendly and talkative, but no more so than the ones where we lived before.’
    • ‘The busy staff were attentive, talkative and to be honest, a bit embarrassingly deferential at times.’
    • ‘The driver turns out to be very talkative and good company.’
    • ‘So, joining him in the suite are his taciturn driver and a talkative tailor named George.’
    • ‘While travelling on the buses, I encountered a very talkative bus driver.’
    • ‘I didn't really know what to say and, in these scenes, I always tend to let anyone else talkative carry on while I keep quiet.’
    • ‘She is a most improbable superstar, this small, talkative, unshowy, and resoundingly English mother of two.’
    • ‘Shi Jialei, who is talkative and always wears a smile, said he was a wordless and silent child before he came to the school.’
    • ‘Fishermen are not talkative to non-participants; one should not come between them and their river.’
    • ‘The parents are talkative, polite and determined to put the past behind them.’
    • ‘This way the talkative neighbour or the sick child will only set you back temporarily and you will have the rest of the week to catch up.’
    • ‘But while you need to talk, I don't think you need to be too talkative or have to explain everything you do all the time.’
    chatty, loquacious, garrulous, voluble, conversational, gossipy, gossiping, chattery, chattering, babbling, blathering, gibbering, communicative
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