chatterbox

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chatterbox an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
    • n chatterbox orchid growing along streams or ponds of western North America having leafy stems and 1 greenish-brown and pinkish flower in the axil of each upper leaf
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chatterbox One who talks incessantly: applied chiefly to children.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Chatterbox one who chatters or talks incessantly
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From the sound.

Usage

In literature:

It is not the abundance of words, but the scarcity of ideas, that makes us flee from "the plugless word-spout" and avoid the chatterbox.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson
You know what a little chatterbox she is.
"The Love Affairs of an Old Maid" by Lilian Bell
He wondered at it, too, for she was such a little chatterbox as a kid.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
Even Betty, who could be a chatterbox when she pleased, vouchsafed but few remarks.
"Betty Vivian" by L. T. Meade
Stella liked Percy's steady, sympathetic silences; she was not a chatterbox herself.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
The old chatterbox entered, made his bows, and smiled.
"A Nobleman's Nest" by Ivan Turgenieff
I tell her many a time, I wonder her tongue does not ache, such a chatterbox as she is.
"It Might Have Been" by Emily Sarah Holt
Unfortunately, on the train Skinner got a seat in the very center of a circle of social chatterboxes, male commuters, and female shoppers.
"Skinner's Dress Suit" by Henry Irving Dodge
She is a sad chatterbox.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Chatterbox and Chatterbag, 386.
"Harper's Young People, 1880 Index" by Various
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In news:

Kelly is a flighty chatterbox, all high-pitched bubblegum vacuity.
Peter and the Starcatcher 's Adam Chanler- Berat and Jersey Boys Tony winner John Lloyd Young will be the special guests at Seth's Broadway Chatterbox Sept 13.
Co-creators of the popular web series "Submissions Only" Andrew Keenan-Bolger ( Newsies ) and Kate Wetherhead ( Legally Blonde ) joined Seth Rudetsky for his weekly installment of "Seth's Broadway Chatterbox " at Don't Tell Mama.
Salesforce Uses Virgin America To Announce Chatter Communities and ChatterBox .
The usually news-rich keynote briefly profile two new Salesforce Chatter adjuncts Community and Chatterbox .
The entire cast of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking, which recently opened at Off-Broadway's 47th Street Theatre, will be special guests at Seth's Broadway Chatterbox Oct 11.
SAN FRANCISCO—Salesforce.com's debut of enterprise file-sharing solution Chatterbox this week at Dreamforce hints at the cloud software company's further foray into powering the social enterprise.
His most popular trip is to see Protection Island but his favorite place is Chatterbox Falls, 100 miles north of Vancouver.
In mid-December, the CropLife eNews Retail Chatterbox question asked which of the following topics -- fertilizer prices, seed costs, crop protection costs, and economic news -- most concerned ag retailers at that point in time.
The charges against Socrates were impiety to the gods and the corruption of the youth, and the 70-year-old chatterbox had lost his case.
A 2012 Tony nominee for her turn as one half of the murderous Depression-era couple in Frank Wildhorn's Bonnie and Clyde, Laura Osnes joined Seth Rudetsky for a "Chatterbox" session.
The Chatterbox Audio Theater performed at the Clovernook Center for the Blind Friday afternoon.
He was hardly a locker-room chatterbox either.
Larry Foote's a congenial chatterbox on and off the field.
Rich was the owner/operator of the Chatterbox Restaurant for several years.
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