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adjective vol·u·ble \ˈväl-yə-bəl\

: talking a lot in an energetic and rapid way

Full Definition of VOLUBLE

:  easily rolling or turning :  rotating
:  characterized by ready or rapid speech :  glib, fluent
vol·u·bil·i·ty \ˌväl-yə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
vol·u·ble·ness \ˈväl-yə-bəl-nəs\ noun
vol·u·bly \-blē\ adverb

Origin of VOLUBLE

Middle English, from Latin volubilis, from volvere to roll; akin to Old English wealwian to roll, Greek eilyein to roll, wrap
First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of VOLUBLE

talkative, loquacious, garrulous, voluble mean given to talk or talking. talkative may imply a readiness to engage in talk or a disposition to enjoy conversation <a talkative neighbor>. loquacious suggests the power of expressing oneself articulately, fluently, or glibly <a loquacious spokesperson>. garrulous implies prosy, rambling, or tedious loquacity <garrulous traveling companions>. voluble suggests a free, easy, and unending loquacity <a voluble raconteur>.

Rhymes with VOLUBLE


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