talkative
adjective Date: 15th century given to talking; also full of talk • talkatively adverbtalkativeness 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
>
.

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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