lo·​quac·​i·​ty lō-ˈkwa-sə-tē How to pronounce loquacity (audio)
: the quality or state of being very talkative

Examples of loquacity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Homeless and short on cash, the rakish Saber uses his talent for loquacity to insinuate himself into the life (and house) of estranged wife Lexi (Bree Elrod) and mother-in-law Lil (Brenda Deiss), while resuming his old job as a low-rent pot dealer for neighborhood kingpin Leondria (Judy Hill). Erik Morse, Vogue, 10 Dec. 2021 The central bank’s pathological loquacity—policy statements, detailed meeting minutes, press conferences, speeches, interviews and those infernal dot plots—has become more confusing than enlightening. Joseph C. Sternberg, WSJ, 15 Dec. 2022 Such loquacity doesn’t come cheap, not just in terms of paying your writers and cast but also in capturing actors’ performances. Alexander Chatziioannou, Washington Post, 7 Nov. 2022 His age, at times, has been painfully apparent on the campaign trail: his loquacity is less bounded, his stories meander without necessarily reaching their conclusion. The Economist, 4 July 2020 These layabouts wreak enough havoc, what with their aimless loquacity and their tendencies to monopolize wall outlets. Justin Peters, Slate Magazine, 20 Dec. 2017

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Word History


Middle English loquacite, borrowed from Latin loquācitāt-, loquācitās, from loquāc-, loquāx "talkative, loquacious" + -itāt- -itās -ity

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of loquacity was in the 13th century

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“Loquacity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loquacity. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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