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voluble

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adjective vol·u·ble \ˈväl-yə-bəl\

Simple Definition of voluble

  • : talking a lot in an energetic and rapid way

Full Definition of voluble

  1. 1 :  easily rolling or turning :  rotating

  2. 2 :  characterized by ready or rapid speech :  glib, fluent

vol·u·bil·i·ty play \ˌväl-yə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
vol·u·ble·ness play \ˈväl-yə-bəl-nəs\ noun
vol·u·bly play \-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>.

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