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loquacity

[loh-kwas-i-tee] /loʊˈkwæs ɪ ti/
noun, plural loquacities.
1.
the state of being loquacious; talkativeness; garrulity.
2.
an instance of talkativeness or garrulity; a loquacious flow of talk:
The sherry increased my loquacity.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin loquācitās talkativeness, equivalent to loquāci-, stem of loquāx talkative (derivative of loquī to speak; cf. eloquent) + -tās -ty2
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  • It's probably less a matter of loquacity than self-importance.
  • For communications companies, human loquacity should be wonderful news.
Word Origin and History for loquacity
n.

c.1200, from Latin loquacitatem (nominative loquacitas) "talkativeness," from loquax "talkative" (see loquacious). An Old English word for it was ofersprecolnes.

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