non-voluble

voluble

[vol-yuh-buhl]
adjective
characterized by a ready and continuous flow of words; fluent; glib; talkative: a voluble spokesman for the cause.

Origin:
1565–75; < Latin volūbilis which turns easily, flowing, equivalent to volū-, base of volvere to turn + -bilis -ble

volubility, volubleness, noun
volubly, adverb
nonvolubility, noun
nonvoluble, adjective
nonvolubleness, noun
nonvolubly, adverb
unvoluble, adjective
unvolubleness, noun
unvolubly, adverb


articulate, garrulous, loquacious. See fluent.


taciturn.
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voluble (ˈvɒljʊbəl)
 
adj
1.  talking easily, readily, and at length; fluent
2.  archaic easily turning or rotating, as on an axis
3.  rare (of a plant) twining or twisting
 
[C16: from Latin volūbilis turning readily, fluent, from volvere to turn]
 
volu'bility
 
n
 
'volubleness
 
n
 
'volubly
 
adv

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voluble
1575, "liable to constant change," from Fr. voluble, from L. volubilis "that turns around, rolling, flowing, fluent" (of speech), from volvere "to turn around, roll" (see vulva). Meaning "fluent, talkative" first recorded 1588.
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