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[taw-kee] /ˈtɔ ki/
adjective, talkier, talkiest.
having or containing superfluous or purposeless talk, conversation, or dialogue, especially so as to impede action or progress:
a talky play that bored the audience.
inclined to talk a great deal; talkative.
Origin of talky
First recorded in 1835-45; talk + -y1
Related forms
talkiness, noun Unabridged
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  • I hear dem talky, talky, when dey no tink I listen, just as before.

    In the Eastern Seas W.H.G. Kingston
  • Yes, massa; him talky English, him serve board English ship.

    The Two Supercargoes W.H.G. Kingston
  • But other times he's choppy and talky and has a hard time getting into the saddle.

    Ewing\'s Lady Harry Leon Wilson
  • Moreover, he was talky, aggressive, and more inclined to be heard and felt.

    The Young Pitcher Zane Grey
  • I didn't take much stock in Spies and Parsons—long-winded, talky, wild fellows.

  • Of course her running around with freaks, the way she did—artists and talky women, was a handicap.

    Gargoyles Ben Hecht
  • “Mormon he talky this way” (now extending two fingers, to show he understood them to talk with double tongue).

    Trail Tales James David Gillilan
  • He would wag his head and answer, "You good man, no talky all the time, makey me sick."

  • The boots were for the boys, but Mrs. Blount did the buying and it was a long and talky process.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for talky


adjective talkier, talkiest
containing too much dialogue or inconsequential talk: a talky novel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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