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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Definitions for voluble

  1. Characterized by a ready flow of speech.
  2. Easily rolling or turning; rotating.
  3. (Botany) Having the power or habit of turning or twining.

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Citations for voluble
Rostow was voluble, exuberant and full of good and sometimes foolish ideas. Kai Bird, The Color of Truth
Two glasses of wine made him voluble and three made him bellicose, sentimental and sometimes slurred. , Daily Telegraph
Origin of voluble
1565-1575
Voluble derives from Latin volubilis, "revolving, rolling, fluent," from volvere, "to roll."
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