Definition of voluble in English:

voluble

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Pronunciation: /ˈvɒljʊb(ə)l
 
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adjective

  • 1(Of a person) talking fluently, readily, or incessantly: 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.
    Synonyms
    talkative, loquacious, garrulous, verbose, long-winded, wordy, chatty, chattery, gossipy, chattering, babbling, blathering, prattling, jabbering, effusive, gushing, forthcoming, conversational, communicative, expansive, open, unreserved; articulate, eloquent, fluent, glib, silver-tongued
    informal mouthy, gabby, gassy, windy, talky, yakking, big-mouthed, with the gift of the gab, having kissed the Blarney Stone
    British informal wittering, able to talk the hind legs off a donkey, gobby
    rare multiloquent, multiloquous
  • 1.1(Of speech) characterized by fluency and readiness of utterance: an excited and voluble discussion
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    • I think I upheld the honour of Scotland by making a voluble speech of thanks.
    • To some extent this is a public, formal persona that is belied by the intimacy and voluble conversation shared by good friends and family members.

Derivatives

volubly

adverb
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Middle English (in senses 'rotating about an axis' and 'having a tendency to change'): from French, or from Latin volubilis, from volvere 'to roll'. The modern meanings arose in the late 16th century.

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