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Reza K
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5 years ago

talk·a·tive /ˈtɔːkətɪv/

fond of or given to talking.

synonyms: chatty, loquacious, garrulous, voluble, conversational, communicative; gossipy, babbling, blathering; long-winded, wordy, verbose, prolix; informal gabby, mouthy, motormouthed, talky

P H
5 years ago

chatterbox-01I agree with Reza. Someone who talks a lot is talkative.

You can also say that he or she is a chatterbox.

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The verb chatter means to talk continuously in a fast informal way, usually about unimportant subjects.
For example, in a classroom, a teacher may see that the students are busy talking fast with each other and not paying attention, so he or she may say:
Stop chattering and open your books!

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Reply to  P H
5 years ago

Pejman, I have a question for you: isn’t it true that when you call someone a “chatterbox” you are actually disapproving of them?

P H
Reply to  Reza K
5 years ago

Falling into a trapYes, Reza, chatterbox has a negative connotation. (And so does talkative, though to a lesser degree.)

Now, thinking back to the good old days when I had the pleasure of teaching you (that was before your English got so good you didn’t need the likes of me anymore…), I remember that you always had this trick of asking a seemingly innocent and apparently off-the-cuff question, while in reality you had already prepared an elaborate trap for your poor unsuspecting teacher to fall into. So what is the catch in your seemingly simple and innocent question this time? :-)

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Reply to  P H
5 years ago

Believe me Pejman, I have changed a lot, and probably for the worse!!! But this was just to pull my good old teacher’s leg :)

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Reply to  Karin W
5 years ago

You are most welcome !

P H
5 years ago

Found these two as well. Might bring back some childhood memories… :-)

mr-chatterbox little-miss-chatterbox

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