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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
1835-45; talk + -y1
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talkiness, noun Unabridged
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  • It's a typically nervy performance that pumps adrenaline into what is essentially a talky moral debate.
  • It is also at times excruciatingly earnest and as pedantically talky as a meeting of a high school debating society.
  • Yet the film never turns into a series of talky set pieces.
  • But it also internalizes a lot of the pretentiousness of said colleges and is far too talky and self-serious for its own good.
  • It's sometimes talky or clunky and its characters can seem wooden, but on the whole, it gets the job done.
British Dictionary definitions for talky


adjective talkier, talkiest
containing too much dialogue or inconsequential talk: a talky novel
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