from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Inclined to chat; friendly and talkative.
  • adj. Full of or in the style of light informal talk: a chatty letter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of a person, chatting a lot or fond of chatting.
  • adj. Of a text or speech, expressed in a conversational style.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Given to light, familiar talk; talkative.
  • n. A porous earthen pot used in India for cooling water, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Given to free conversation or chatting; talkative.
  • Conversational and entertaining in style; unconventional; easy: as, a chatty letter.
  • n. In India, an earthen pot, nearly spherical in shape, used for carrying water and other liquids.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. full of trivial conversation
  • adj. prone to friendly informal communication


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