Definition of talky in English:

talky

adjective

informal
  • 1(of a movie, play, novel, etc.) containing a great deal of talk or dialogue.

    ‘viewers expecting a thriller may find the film talky and slow’
    • ‘The movie has a tendency to be talky, but that's because it's based on a play that Nelson wrote.’
    • ‘But it is very talky in its middle act, a lot of the more horrible elements of the story needing exposition to envision them, since the production couldn't afford to create the necessary visuals.’
    • ‘The movie is not entirely successful - there are times when it is too talky and the "action" portion could have used some tightening.’
    • ‘Biographical sketches invariably mention that he's the only director still working who began in the silent era, but never bother to add that the movies he's making nowadays are among the talkiest in history.’
    • ‘The graceful 1st action scene comes after a talky (but interesting) first 15 minutes.’
    • ‘There are many long talky scenes where a lot of history and philosophy is explained.’
    • ‘Both tracks are talky and informative.’
    • ‘This is absolutely the talkiest movie I have ever seen.’
    • ‘By Hollywood standards, his films may seem slow, theatrical, or excessively talky.’
    • ‘You'd have to talk to my artists - I think they probably all would say I'm too talky and my books are too much people going back and forth.’
    • ‘This Harry Potter is also a lot talkier than the previous two.’
    • ‘This is also the talkiest of the three Flash Gordon serials, with the action often grinding to a halt in favor of clunky dialogue.’
    • ‘Volume 2 is a talky affair.’
    • ‘True, the opera can seem talky despite Mussorgsky's eloquent song-speech techniques, but with the right singing actors, a gallery of fascinating characters comes vividly to life.’
    • ‘That may sound like an unpromising topic for an opera, but Strauss knew what he was doing - the old composer was too much of a practical theater man to deal in abstractions or produce a talky treatise on aesthetics.’
    • ‘While it's a little talkier and more reliant on suspense and mystery than trigger-happy American action shows, it should please any fan of cloak-and-dagger antics.’
    • ‘I grew up in an era when a lot of contemporary poetry was so slack and "talky" that it did not satisfy me.’
    • ‘Karloff only appears in the slower, talkier moments in the film, and he disappears for good chunks of time.’
    • ‘The modern sections with Streep are loose and talky and expository.’
    • ‘The film is often talky, but rarely boring, thanks to the sharp dialogue.’
    long-winded, verbose, prolix, full of verbiage, lengthy, protracted, long-drawn-out, diffuse, discursive, rambling, digressive, maundering, circumlocutory, periphrastic, repetitious, tautological, tortuous
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    1. 1.1 (of a person) inclined to talk at length; talkative.
      ‘he's neurotic, talky, and has a self-deprecating sense of humor’
      • ‘We had an unusually talky audience with which to watch it: the old guy behind me kept thinking out loud, like, 'Oh, it's raining' and 'Where are they going?'’
      • ‘Some are tricky and talky bargainers.’
      • ‘Sometimes you don't mind a talky cab driver, but I felt off-kilter and contemplative after my stroll so it was perfect.’
      • ‘Years ago I had been fond of her; she had been warmer than the other aunts, less talky and vicious, and during the first years when Donald was away in New York, she had visited my mother often.’
      • ‘Prudie is printing your letter as representative of the tons of suggestions that came in about how to close down talky seatmates on planes.’
      • ‘She's attractive, smart, as talky as this guy, about the same age and she has a sense of humor about blind dates.’
      • ‘It's a fair assumption that he's aware of my existence simply because the community at my college is close-knit and talky.’
      • ‘She's not my type, very talky.’
      • ‘And we may get talky at times too, but it won't be for its own sake, or to pull the wool over people's eyes.’
      • ‘Of course, it's not clear which way it should go - maybe women's stereotypical chattiness should make them talkier, or maybe men's stereotypical drive to dominate should make them the winners.’
      • ‘Joan was talky and self-contradictory.’
      • ‘Harris also makes Jenny rather talky, a second mouthpiece for his own opinions.’
      chatty, loquacious, garrulous, voluble, conversational, gossipy, gossiping, chattery, chattering, babbling, blathering, gibbering, communicative
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Pronunciation

talky

/ˈtɔki//ˈtôkē/