garrulous

[gar-uh-luhs, gar-yuh-]
adjective
1.
excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, especially about trivial matters.
2.
wordy or diffuse: a garrulous and boring speech.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin garrulus talkative, garrulous, equivalent to garr(īre) to chatter + -ulus -ulous

garrulously, adverb
garrulousness, noun
nongarrulous, adjective
nongarrulously, adverb
nongarrulousness, noun
ungarrulous, adjective
ungarrulously, adverb
ungarrulousness, noun


1. prating, babbling. See talkative. 2. verbose, prolix.


1. reticent, uncommunicative, taciturn, close-mouthed.
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garrulous (ˈɡærʊləs)
 
adj
1.  given to constant and frivolous chatter; loquacious; talkative
2.  wordy or diffuse; prolix
 
[C17: from Latin garrulus, from garrīre to chatter]
 
'garrulously
 
adv
 
'garrulousness
 
n
 
garrulity
 
n

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Main Entry:  garrulous1
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  talkative; wordy
Etymology:  Latin garrulus 'talkative'
Main Entry:  garrulous2
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  chattering; babbling
Etymology:  Latin garrulus 'talkative'
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Word Origin & History

garrulous
1611, from L. garrulus "talkative," from garrire "to chatter," from PIE base *gar-/*ger- "to cry," of imitative origin.
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Example sentences
Kids go from goo-goo to garrulous one step at a time.
Birds, which had erupted into a garrulous evensong at the first hints of the
  false twilight, were abruptly silent.
His garrulous, neurotic characters yammer on and on, their logorrhea half the
  fun (and often taking up more than half the space).
Most of the victims become garrulous, in effect talking themselves to death.
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