loquacity

noun
lo·​quac·​i·​ty | \ lō-ˈkwa-sə-tē How to pronounce loquacity (audio) \

Definition of loquacity

: the quality or state of being very talkative

Examples of loquacity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "America’s extraordinary election Joe Biden has a good chance of becoming a surprisingly activist president," 4 July 2020 These layabouts wreak enough havoc, what with their aimless loquacity and their tendencies to monopolize wall outlets. Justin Peters, Slate Magazine, "Should This Thing Be Smart? Coffee Mug Edition.," 20 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of loquacity

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for loquacity

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

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“Loquacity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loquacity. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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