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logorrhoea

Line breaks: log¦or|rhoea
Pronunciation: /ˌlɒɡəˈrɪə
 
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(US logorrhea)

Definition of logorrhoea in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A tendency to extreme loquacity.
Example sentences
  • To Tom Wolfe, a dandy with an incurable bout of logorrhoea, words are like chips in Las Vegas.
  • Such suspicions will only be confirmed by Gibson's idiosyncratic logorrhea in interviews before a hostile press which can and will use everything he says against him.
  • Who would have known that big dreams can be lost and small worlds can crumble, hinged on the correct spelling of cephalalgia, hypsometer or logorrhea?

Origin

early 20th century: from Greek logos 'word' + rhoia 'flow'.

Derivatives

logorrhoeic

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • The point is that the oil and water of logorrheic brinksmanship and the drive towards hidden universals can coexist.
  • The putative purpose of these broadcasts was public edification, though they also often gave logorrheic legislators a platform for self-promotion.
  • In an attempt to be noticed, she turned to the prince and tried to engage him in conversation while acting logorrheic - not a good combination, I can assure you.

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