Also found in: Thesaurus.


adj. chat·ti·er, chat·ti·est
1. Inclined to chat; friendly and talkative.
2. Full of or in the style of light informal talk: a chatty letter.

chat′ti·ly adv.
chat′ti·ness n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.chattily - in a chatty mannerchattily - in a chatty manner; "`when I was a girl,' she said chattily, `I used to ride a bicycle'"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
It flowed along chattily and sociably, and under its influence the new friendship gathered ease and strength.
In the tradition of the best memoirs, it is chattily engaging, historically illuminating, and deeply, provocatively ruminative.
Her continual chewing and lip-smacking way of guzzling the food on offer as she chattily shows Scrooge the sights, reminded me more of a southern-fried chicken advert than a serious ghostly spirit there to console and offer advice to a man on the verge of repentance.
At the moment, they do their level best to be interesting and helpful with the background information they chattily provide.
The fact that Giulia Enders' book 'Gut' has been on the New York Times bestseller list says it all," said Walter, citing the book which Self magazine describes as" everything you ever wanted to know about the gut (and then some), chattily and accessibly written in a uniquely Millennial and matter-of-fact way."
"Lazarus rose from the dead," I continued, chattily. "Could you do the same for these shoes, or are they beyond all hope?" He rubbed his thumb over the leather and the blue of his eyes tightened behind old glasses, as he inspected them.
Scarfing down Jolly Ranchers, quoting Nabokov and showing up to formal events wearing a white blazer and sneakers, Eisenberg tackles Luthor as the brogrammer from hell, a chattily malevolent presence who provides the only real moments of levity in the film.
"Are you afraid of flying?" I asked her chattily, as we divested ourselves of clothing.
Effortlessly dressed and sitting with almost per- fect poise in his atelier in Jumeirah, Al Ali chattily describes his style as a mix of classic silhouette and modern detail.
Responding to complaints of unwarranted invasiveness, the 'Street View' homepage chattily informs us: 'We have developed cutting-edge face and license plate blurring technology that is applied to all Street View images ...
But the majority of their other objectives were achieved, as Saumarez Smith's chattily erudite book makes plain through its day-by-day account of the organisation's early months.
"You know," she says chattily, "I can't believe neutrinos travel faster than light."