Definition of voluble in English:


Syllabification: vol·u·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈvälyəbəl


Speaking or spoken incessantly and fluently: she was as voluble as her husband was silent
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  • He is able; he is voluble; he's, I think, a very decent man, but again the campaign I think has not been there for him.
  • She is voluble about the support she has received from her family and friends, and the Cincinnati Zoo, whose help in sustaining the project has been crucial.
  • Nervous PR folk and man wielding a hair brush flutter around her nervously as the stunning actress is seated and rapidly surrounded by her voluble fans.
articulate, fluent
informal mouthy, motormouthed, gabby, gassy, windy, talky


late 16th century: from French, or from Latin volubilis, from volvere 'to roll'. Earlier use in late Middle English included the senses 'rotating around an axis' and 'having a tendency to change', also meanings of the Latin word.



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  • He gave the language fixity, volubleness, grace, beauty, simplicity, and directness.


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  • Every single morning newspaper and all the weeklies were spread on the kitchen table, with Bernard alternately lapsing into rage, disgust, amazement, or amusement, all volubly shared with me.
  • Of course, in order to be taken seriously as a scholar while you do much more than your colleagues in the public arena, much more volubly, you must also maintain enormous intellectual credibility.
  • I've always wondered why the people I know who are most into computers seem to be the ones who are most likely to swear at them volubly.

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