volubleness
noun see voluble

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Volubleness — Voluble Vol u*ble, a. [L. volubilis, fr. volvere, volutum, to roll, to turn round; akin to Gr. ? to infold, to inwrap, ? to roll, G. welle a wave: cf. F. voluble. Cf. F. {Well} of water, {Convolvulus}, {Devolve}, {Involve}, {Revolt}, {Vault} an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • volubleness — See volubility. * * * …   Universalium

  • volubleness — vol·u·ble·ness …   English syllables

  • volubleness — noun ( es) : volubility * * * volubilˈity or volˈubleness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑voluble …   Useful english dictionary

  • voluble — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin volubilis, from volvere to roll; akin to Old English wealwian to roll, Greek eilyein to roll, wrap Date: 15th century 1. easily rolling or turning ; rotating 2. characterized by ready or rapid… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • voluble — volubility, volubleness, n. volubly, adv. /vol yeuh beuhl/, adj. characterized by a ready and continuous flow of words; fluent; glib; talkative: a voluble spokesman for the cause. [1565 75; < L volubilis which turns easily, flowing, equiv. to… …   Universalium

  • loquacity — loquacity, loquaciousness garrulity, volubility, glibness, talkativeness (see under TALKATIVE) Analogous words: chattering or chatter, chatting or chat, gabbing or gab, prating or prate, jabbering or jabber (see CHAT vb): fluency, articulateness …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • loquaciousness — loquacity, loquaciousness garrulity, volubility, glibness, talkativeness (see under TALKATIVE) Analogous words: chattering or chatter, chatting or chat, gabbing or gab, prating or prate, jabbering or jabber (see CHAT vb): fluency, articulateness …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • talkative — talkative, loquacious, garrulous, voluble, glib are comparable chiefly as applied to persons and their moods and as meaning given to talk or talking. The same distinctions in implications and connotations are also seen in their corresponding… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • voluble — /ˈvɒljəbəl / (say volyuhbuhl) adjective characterised by a ready and continuous flow of words, as a speaker or their manner of speaking; glibly fluent: a voluble talker. {Latin volūbilis, from volvere roll, turn} –volubility /vɒljəˈbɪləti/ (say… …   Australian English dictionary

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