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garrulous

adjective gar·ru·lous \ˈger-ə-ləs, ˈga-rə- also ˈger-yə-\

: tending to talk a lot : very talkative

Full Definition of GARRULOUS

1
:  given to prosy, rambling, or tedious loquacity :  pointlessly or annoyingly talkative
2
:  wordy 1 <garrulous speeches>
gar·ru·lous·ly adverb
gar·ru·lous·ness noun

Examples of GARRULOUS

  1. He became more garrulous after drinking a couple of beers.
  2. <a garrulous boy who was in constant trouble for talking out of turn>
  3. Salman grew ever more garrulous as the yellow liquid in the bottle went down; Baal couldn't recall when he'd last heard anyone talk up such a storm. —Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses,1989

Origin of GARRULOUS

Latin garrulus, from garrire to chatter — more at care
First Known Use: circa 1611

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