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voluble

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How is the word voluble different from other adjectives like it?

Some common synonyms of voluble are garrulous, loquacious, and talkative. While all these words mean "given to talk or talking," voluble suggests a free, easy, and unending loquacity.

a voluble raconteur

In what contexts can garrulous take the place of voluble?

In some situations, the words garrulous and voluble are roughly equivalent. However, garrulous implies prosy, rambling, or tedious loquacity.

garrulous traveling companions

When can loquacious be used instead of voluble?

The words loquacious and voluble are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, loquacious suggests the power of expressing oneself articulately, fluently, or glibly.

a loquacious spokesperson

When would talkative be a good substitute for voluble?

The synonyms talkative and voluble are sometimes interchangeable, but talkative may imply a readiness to engage in talk or a disposition to enjoy conversation.

a talkative neighbor

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The first known use of voluble was in the 15th century

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28 May 2020

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“Voluble.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/voluble. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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