Garrulously
Garrulous Gar"ru*lous, a. [L. garrulus, fr. garrire to chatter, talk; cf. Gr. ? voice, ? to speak, sing. Cf. {Call}.] 1. Talking much, especially about commonplace or trivial things; talkative; loquacious. [1913 Webster]

The most garrulous people on earth. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Having a loud, harsh note; noisy; -- said of birds; as, the garrulous roller.

Syn: {Garrulous}, {Talkative}, {Loquacious}.

Usage: A garrulous person indulges in long, prosy talk, with frequent repetitions and lengthened details; talkative implies simply a great desire to talk; and loquacious a great flow of words at command. A child is talkative; a lively woman is loquacious; an old man in his dotage is garrulous. -- {Gar"ru*lous*ly}, adv. -- {Gar"ru*lous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • garrulous — garrulously, adv. garrulousness, n. /gar euh leuhs, gar yeuh /, adj. 1. excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, esp. about trivial matters. 2. wordy or diffuse: a garrulous and boring speech. [1605 15; < L garrulus talkative,… …   Universalium

  • loquaciously — adverb in a chatty loquacious manner When I was young, she continued loquaciously, I used to do all sorts of naughty things • Syn: ↑garrulously, ↑talkatively, ↑talkily • Derived from adjective: ↑talky (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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