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voluble

[vol-yuh-buh l] /ˈvɒl yə bəl/
adjective
1.
characterized by a ready and continuous flow of words; fluent; glib; talkative:
a voluble spokesman for the cause.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; < Latin volūbilis which turns easily, flowing, equivalent to volū-, base of volvere to turn + -bilis -ble
Related forms
volubility, volubleness, noun
volubly, adverb
nonvolubility, noun
nonvoluble, adjective
nonvolubleness, noun
nonvolubly, adverb
unvoluble, adjective
unvolubleness, noun
unvolubly, adverb
Synonyms
articulate, garrulous, loquacious. See fluent.
Antonyms
taciturn.
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Examples for volubility
  • With distance, the torrents of wild scandal increase in volume and volubility.
  • volubility of the penetrant chemical in water and in lipids is the first factor.
British Dictionary definitions for volubility

voluble

/ˈvɒljʊbəl/
adjective
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
Derived Forms
volubility, volubleness, noun
volubly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin volūbilis turning readily, fluent, from volvere to turn
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Word Origin and History for volubility
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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