Definition of communicativeness in English:


Pronunciation /kəˈmyo͞onəˌkādivnəs/ /kəˈmjunəˌkeɪdɪvnəs/ /kəˈmyo͞onəkədivnəs/ /kəˈmjunəkədɪvnəs/


  • The quality of being willing, eager, or able to talk or impart information.

    ‘his questions encouraged her communicativeness’
    • ‘Musical theory is quite explicit about the emotional communicativeness even of the most 'abstract' part of a concert.’
    • ‘As the recording of Walter Reiter and Cordaria shows, the less well-known Vivaldi does not lack elegance, spectacularity and virtuosity, liveliness and instant communicativeness.’
    • ‘However, although it is likely that making individuals active participants in community-building programmes enhances their communicativeness and sociality, there is no guarantee that 'developed' communities would 'reach out' across the ethno-sectarian divide.’
    • ‘The user interface of future computers, irrespective of physical form factor, will increasingly permit more natural human interactiveness and even exploit visual and gestural communicativeness as we do with each other.’
    • ‘They represented one of the most fruitful and imaginative local jazz partnerships of the 1960s - a blend of bop's brittle urgency, swing's broad communicativeness and some of the trumpet/sax countermelodic spontaneity of Chet Baker's and Gerry Mulligan's partnership.’
    • ‘The influence of polls as a type of social indicator should be examined within the context of communicativeness in the modern world.’
    • ‘There is a natural opposition between rhythm and harmony, which endow fascination and beauty and enhance the celebratory intent (akin to dancing), and verbal clarity and communicativeness against which musical complexity and ambition may militate.’
    • ‘I only found out about the sale today, thanks to the natural communicativeness of lawyers.’
    • ‘M-ness is defined thus: a masculinity that defines the best of traditional manliness (strength, honour, character) with positive traits traditionally associated with females (nurturance, communicativeness, co-operation).’