chatty

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj chatty prone to friendly informal communication
    • adj chatty full of trivial conversation "kept from her housework by gabby neighbors"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chatty A porous earthen pot used in India for cooling water, etc.
    • a Chatty Given to light, familiar talk; talkative.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chatty Given to free conversation or chatting; talkative.
    • chatty Conversational and entertaining in style; unconventional; easy: as, a chatty letter.
    • n chatty In India, an earthen pot, nearly spherical in shape, used for carrying water and other liquids.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Chatty given to chat, talkative
    • n Chatty chat′i an earthen water-pot in India.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Tamil shāti,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Hind.

Usage

In literature:

They could be jolly and chatty then.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
She was so bright and chatty and really charming.
"A Modern Cinderella" by Amanda M. Douglas
But the chatty neighbor nudged another neighbor at the new explanation about the gold-dust.
"Red Men and White" by Owen Wister
In these intervals it is proper to fan her if she desire it, and to enter into chatty conversation.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
She was chatty as a camp bird, and saw everything, and wanted to know about it.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
To Sister Gertrude he spoke but little, while to Jean he was always frank, open, and exceedingly chatty.
"The White Lie" by William Le Queux
Instead of following the advice, I became more chatty and friendly with the men and talked of our trials and our better prospects.
"A Gold Hunter's Experience" by Chalkley J. Hambleton
It soon passed over, and we all became quiet and chatty.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII No. 6 June 1848" by Various
After Rita had told her story, Roger's chatty style of conversation suddenly ceased.
"A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties" by Charles Major
That is to say, she was chatty; and to be chatty is no slight recommendation at sea.
"Masterpieces of Mystery" by Various
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In poetry:

An' the times have a-been--but they cant be noo mwore--
When I had my jaÿ under evenèn's dim sky,
When my Fanny did stan' out wi' others avore
Her door, vor to chatty an' zee vo'k goo by.
"Evenèn, An’ Maidens Out At Door" by William Barnes
Zoo smile on, happy maïdens! but I shall noo mwore
Zee the maïd I do miss under evenèn's dim sky;
An' my heart is a-touch'd to zee you out avore
The doors, vor to chatty an' zee vo'k goo by.
"Evenèn, An’ Maidens Out At Door" by William Barnes
But when you be a-lost vrom the parish, zome mwore
Will come on in your pleäzen to bloom an' to die;
An' the zummer will always have maïdens avore
Their doors, vor to chatty an' zee vo'k goo by.
"Evenèn, An’ Maidens Out At Door" by William Barnes
Now the sheädes o' the elems do stratch mwore an' mwore,
Vrom the low-zinkèn zun in the west o' the sky;
An' the maïdens do stand out in clusters avore
The doors, vor to chatty an' zee vo'k goo by.
"Evenèn, An’ Maidens Out At Door" by William Barnes

In news:

Journalists Are a Chatty Bunch, as CNN Finds Out on Twitter.
Hillary Clinton was forced to cut her normal stump speech short when a chatty and meddlesome crowd kept her from grasping their attention.
A new study suggests chatty doctors who talk about theirpersonal life during office visits may be wasting patients' valuable time.
Chatty Owners Too Loud for Selig.
A local Florida teacher took discipline to a whole new (read: bizarre) level last week when she reportedly taped her chatty student's mouth shut with packing tape.
The chatty mechanics on NPR's "Car Talk" are pulling in to the garage.
And since no man plays darts in a vacuum, the cold beer, chatty regulars, friendly staff and TVs at McCleary's make for a fun game.
In a characteristically chatty letter from Paris to her sister-in-law, Freddie, Julia Child expresses curiosity about a "newfangled sensation" called television.
As the start of another school year looms, a new study reveals that shy kids are at an increased risk of "disappearing" in the classroom and may be at an academic disadvantage compared to their more chatty, outgoing classmates.
The red, double-decker buses with an open-air platform on top, toting visitors around town, a chatty guide narrating the journey.
That means his first-year salary is $12 million, a chatty agent tells us.
With three tiers of naturally lit chill zones, peppered with modular furniture, you can choose whether to sit in a more communal, chatty space or a quiet remote corner.
Chris Richards talks to the famously un-chatty British singer in a Post story yesterday, published right in time for her concert at the Verizon Center last night.
I'm friendly and chatty and know all sorts of cute things to do like flopping on my side and rolling over so you can pet my tummy.
Shelley Seay talks about Chatty Cathy.
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In science:

ACM Press, Vancouver (2011). 22. Buisson, M., Bustico, A., Chatty, S., Colin, F. -R., Jestin, Y., Maury, S., Mertz, C., Truillet, P.: Ivy: un bus logiciel au service du développement de prototypes de systèmes interactifs. In: 14th French-speaking conference on HCI. pp. 223 - 226.
Design and User Satisfaction of Interactive Maps for Visually Impaired People
Burk strikes a nice balance between the formal definition, theorem, proof style and chatty, informal discussion.
Review of "Garden of integrals"
Readers may appreciate and enjoy the chatty tone of the examples given in the chapter, but it is necessary to understand these concepts at a formal mathematical level in order to comprehend the topics discussed later in the book, as well as other topics that are not mentioned but are relevant to the field.
Review of Charniak's "Statistical Language Learning"
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