gar·​ru·​li·​ty gə-ˈrü-lə-tē How to pronounce garrulity (audio)
: the quality or state of being garrulous

Example Sentences

in her article the professor resorts to garrulity in a vain attempt to disguise the fact that she has very little worth saying
Recent Examples on the Web Flatulent describes inflated, pretentious writing; garrulity describes excessive talkativeness. Gary Gilson, Star Tribune, 31 Oct. 2020

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Word History


borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French garrulité, borrowed from Latin garrulitāt-, garrulitās, from garrulus "chatty, garrulous" + -itāt-, -itās -ity

First Known Use

1581, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of garrulity was in 1581

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Cite this Entry

“Garrulity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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