log·​or·​rhea | \ ˌlȯ-gə-ˈrē-ə How to pronounce logorrhea (audio) , ˌlä- \

Definition of logorrhea

: excessive and often incoherent talkativeness or wordiness

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Other Words from logorrhea

logorrheic \ ˌlȯ-​gə-​ˈrē-​ik How to pronounce logorrheic (audio) , ˌlä-​ \ adjective

Examples of logorrhea in a Sentence

the article suffers from the logorrhea that infects so much academic writing
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First Known Use of logorrhea

circa 1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for logorrhea

New Latin

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“Logorrhea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/logorrhea. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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variants: or chiefly British logorrhoea \ ˌlȯg-​ə-​ˈrē-​ə, ˌläg-​ How to pronounce logorrhoea (audio) \

Medical Definition of logorrhea

: pathologically excessive and often incoherent talkativeness or wordiness that is characteristic especially of the manic phase of bipolar disorder

Other Words from logorrhea

logorrheic or chiefly British logorrhoeic \ -​ˈrē-​ik How to pronounce logorrhoeic (audio) \ adjective

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