garrulity

noun
gar·​ru·​li·​ty | \ gə-ˈrü-lə-tē How to pronounce garrulity (audio) , ga- \

Definition of garrulity

: the quality or state of being garrulous

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Examples of garrulity in a Sentence

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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First Known Use of garrulity

1581, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for garrulity

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

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The first known use of garrulity was in 1581

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Cite this Entry

“Garrulity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garrulity. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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