voluble
[ vol-yuh-buhl ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Middle English; from the French or from the Latin volubilis, from volvere "to roll." The modern meanings arose in the late-16th century.
Synonyms
  • chatty loquacious gabby talky verbal
Antonyms
  • quiet silent
Definition
characterized by a ready and continuous flow of words; fluent; glib; talkative
Example
A) The speaker could generously be described as voluble and ungenerously as obnoxiously wordy. B) As the voluble man entered the third hour of his lecture, the audience's discomfort became more apparent.
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