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loquacious

[loh-kwey-shuh s] /loʊˈkweɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous:
a loquacious dinner guest.
2.
characterized by excessive talk; wordy:
easily the most loquacious play of the season.
Origin of loquacious
1660-1670
1660-70; loquaci(ty) + -ous
Related forms
loquaciously, adverb
loquaciousness, noun
unloquacious, adjective
unloquaciously, adverb
Synonyms
1. verbose, voluble. See talkative.
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loquacious

/lɒˈkweɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
characterized by or showing a tendency to talk a great deal
Derived Forms
loquaciously, adverb
loquacity (lɒˈkwæsɪtɪ), loquaciousness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin loquāx from loquī to speak
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Word Origin and History for loquacious
adj.

1660s, back-formation from loquacity or else formed from stem of Latin loquax (genitive loquacis) "talkative," from loqui "to speak" (see locution) + -ous. Related: Loquaciously; loquaciousness.

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