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Definition talkative — especially about trivial matters
  • He's a garrulous guy who always has a good joke to share.
garrulous = talkative
  • It was the best place to be, thought Wilbur, this warm delicious cellar, with the garrulous geese, the changing seasons, the heat of the sun, the passage of swallows, the nearness of rats, the sameness of sheep, the love of spiders, the smell of manure, and the glory of everything.
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • garrulous = talkative
  • Louie was as upbeat and garrulous as ever.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • garrulous = talkative
  • an area my garrulous driver referred to as "Afghan Town."
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • garrulous = talkative
  • he was always in or out of your room, ubiquitous and garrulous,
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • garrulous = talkative
  • She was as tranquil as he was agitated, as monosyllabic as he was garrulous.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • garrulous = talkative
  • She was an old garrulous woman,
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • garrulous = talkative
  • Because Caleb was old, the young man had thought, of course, he would be garrulous and full of reminiscence, but he was wrong.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • garrulous = talkative
  • ...peopled with garrulous outraged baffled ghosts,
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • garrulous = talkative
  • I suppose there'd be a curious crowd around there all day with little boys searching for dark spots in the dust, and some garrulous man telling over and over what had happened, until...
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • garrulous = talkative
  • Nestor is sometimes taken as a garrulous old Polonius; but experience is greatly respected in his society, and his long speeches play a role in several of the poem's turning points.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • garrulous = talkative
  • Holding on grimly, I could hear the sound of someone wading, sloshing, nearby, and an old man's garrulous voice saying, "I tole 'em these here young Nineteen-Hundred boys ain't no good for the job."
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • garrulous = talkative
  • Lady Wetherby was feeling perfectly happy now, and when Lady Wetherby felt happy she always became garrulous.
    Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville  --  Uneasy Money
  • He could obey orders, and he was neither curious nor garrulous.
    London, Jack  --  The Iron Heel
  • One day the elder Pokrovski came to see us, and chattered in a brisk, cheerful, garrulous sort of way.
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  Poor Folk
  • She spoke of the Italian character; she became almost garrulous over the incident that had made her faint five minutes before.
    Forster, E. M.  --  A Room With A View
  • Dinah gave a very garrulous version of it, to which Tom added the particulars which he had drawn from her that morning.
    Stowe, Harriet Beecher  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • I'm afraid you find me a very garrulous old man.
    Carroll, Lewis  --  Sylvie and Bruno
  • She lingered for a few moments, and was garrulous over some detail of the household.
    Wilde, Oscar  --  The Picture Of Dorian Gray
  • He is a very shrewd and garrulous fellow.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace

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