adverb see voluble

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  • volubly — voluble ► ADJECTIVE ▪ speaking or spoken incessantly and fluently. DERIVATIVES volubility noun volubly adverb. ORIGIN originally in senses «rotating about an axis» and «tending to change»: from Latin volvere to roll …   English terms dictionary

  • Volubly — 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

  • volubly — See volubility. * * * …   Universalium

  • volubly — adverb in a voluble manner …   Wiktionary

  • volubly — adv. fluently, talkatively, loquaciously, garrulously; while turning easily on an axis …   English contemporary dictionary

  • volubly — vol·u·bly …   English syllables

  • volubly — See: voluble …   English dictionary

  • volubly — adverb in a chatty manner when I was a girl, she said chattily, I used to ride a bicycle • Syn: ↑chattily • Derived from adjective: ↑voluble, ↑chatty (for: ↑chattily) …   Useful english dictionary

  • spiel — I. verb Etymology: German spielen to play, from Old High German spilōn; akin to Old English spilian to revel Date: 1870 intransitive verb 1. to play music 2. to talk volubly or extravagantly transitive verb to utter, express, or describe volubly… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blatter — blatterer, n. /blat euhr/, v.i. 1. to chatter volubly. v.t. 2. to utter volubly. n. 3. the act or sound of blattering. [1545 55; < L blaterare to prate, babble; use and spelling prob. altered by association with other expressive verbs ending in… …   Universalium

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