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Main Entry: talk·a·tive
Pronunciation: 'to-k&-tiv
Function: adjective
Date: 15th century
: given to talking; also : full of talk
- talk·a·tive·ly adverb
- talk·a·tive·ness noun
synonyms TALKATIVE, LOQUACIOUS, GARRULOUS, VOLUBLE mean given to talk or talking. TALKATIVE may imply a readiness to engage in talk or a disposition to enjoy conversation <a talkative neighbor>. LOQUACIOUS suggests the power of expressing oneself articulately, fluently, or glibly <a loquacious spokesperson>. GARRULOUS implies prosy, rambling, or tedious loquacity <garrulous traveling companions>. VOLUBLE suggests a free, easy, and unending loquacity <a voluble raconteur>.

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