adjective, talk·i·er, talk·i·est.

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 formstalk·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for talky

Contemporary Examples of talky

Historical Examples of talky

  • 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.

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

British Dictionary definitions for talky


adjective talkier or talkiest

containing too much dialogue or inconsequential talka talky novel
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