ver·​bos·​i·​ty | \ (ˌ)vər-ˈbä-sə-tē How to pronounce verbosity (audio) \

Definition of verbosity

: the quality or state of being verbose or wordy : the use of too many words So his wife's good-natured jab about his verbosity comes as no surprise, nor did it when an impromptu conversation with him Monday afternoon stretched so long it nearly made me late to pick up my kids from daycare.— Matt Driscoll … an art form with more than its share of superfluous verbosity and thematic self-indulgence …— Chris Jones At its worst it suffers from the verbosity and repetitiveness of a political science treatise …— Edward Mortimer

First Known Use of verbosity

1541, in the meaning defined above

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“Verbosity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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