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talky

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj talky full of trivial conversation "kept from her housework by gabby neighbors"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • talky Abounding in talk; disposed to talk: as, a talky man.
    • talky See talcky.
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Quotations

  • Dalton Trumbo
    Dalton Trumbo
    “Bankers, nepotists, contracts and talkies: on four fingers one may count the leeches which have sucked a young and vigorous industry into paresis.”

Usage

In literature:

It needn't be just a thin talky fondness.
"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
As I said, Lassiter was talkie' chummy with Oldrin'.
"Riders of the Purple Sage" by Zane Grey
I guess you must think I'm pretty talky on short acquaintance, Mr. Sylvester.
"Cap'n Warren's Wards" by Joseph C. Lincoln
But he was too bright an' talky to suit me.
"The Man of the Forest" by Zane Grey
Don't stop with your talky-talky-chatterations here.
"Poor Miss Finch" by Wilkie Collins
Some of,'em's took to talkie' like him, even to stutterin'.
"Coniston, Complete" by Winston Churchill
Lots of people read that talky-talk writing nowadays.
"Harlequin and Columbine" by Booth Tarkington
The boots were for the boys, but Mrs. Blount did the buying and it was a long and talky process.
"Cap'n Dan's Daughter" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Probably she'd be called the typical New York girl, if you wanted to talk talky talk.
"The Spenders" by Harry Leon Wilson
Plenty of songs and no talky-talky business.
"Adrien Leroy" by Charles Garvice
Then what's the good of all this talky-talky?
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
Then the group, armed with bull's-eye lanterns, flashlights, and walkie-talkies, hauled the parts by tractor into the cave.
"Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X" by Victor Appleton
McDevitt had a radio in his car with which to talk to Wallops, and Steve handed him one unit of a walkie-talkie radio network.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
And tell him to send a walkie-talkie, too.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
He became "Talky" Dexter, and he talked to some purpose.
"Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
What he might have done he was never to know, for a buzzer sounded and Nina moved quickly to a wall-talkie.
"The Ambassador" by Samuel Kimball Merwin
But other times he's choppy and talky and has a hard time getting into the saddle.
"Ewing\'s Lady" by Harry Leon Wilson
On Haines's lap sat a walkie-talkie.
"The Secret of the Ninth Planet" by Donald Allen Wollheim
To pass the time, he clicked on the radio again, to see if they were using walkie-talkies.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
The man had stuffed the newspaper, and walkie-talkie, into his trench coat and was approaching across the marble lobby.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
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In poetry:

Invention? Men may, late or soon,
Thro' high ambition's urge, aspire,
And, so aspiring, win the boon
Of great and ultimate desire.
But art? Or talkies? Nothing loth,
I'm game to own there's room for both.
"The Drama" by C J Dennis

In news:

Singin' in the Rain follows a glamorous Hollywood couple, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, through the transition from silent movies to the talkies.
Air surfing on a rocket talkie walkie.
Buster Keaton's silents and some early talkies.
Like text messages, say, or those Sprint Nextel phones that work as walkie- talkies .
In the 30th-anniversary Blu-ray edition of the film, those walkie- talkies are no more.
Voxer turns your smartphone into a walkie- talkie .
Before creating Voxer, an app that turns your smartphone into a multimedia walkie talkie, Katis served in the US Army Special Forces.
The Davis-Besse nuclear power plant near Toledo, OH, lost the entire emergency shutdown system all because of a walkie talkie.
It is sometimes talky and static as it tells the story of President Abraham Lincoln's effort to pass the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery.
Talky Tina tore it up at Metro during South First Fridays.
Bombay Talkie retains employees by rewarding performance.
Pay matters, says Sunitha Ramaiah, owner of Bombay Talkie, a sleek New York City restaurant that serves contemporary Indian food.
William Powell makes the transition to 'talkies'.
The static-infused voice echoing from Nate Brown's walkie-talkie brings the conversation to an immediate halt.
View full size During the Jamboree -On-The-Air at Camp Pinetreat, Rick Barnes explains how a ham radio walkie-talkie works to Boy Scouts from Troop 227, which meets at Dauphin Way United Methodist Church.
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