garrulous

  • 1Garrulous — 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2garrulous — I adjective babbling, chattering, chatty, communicative, declamatory, effusive, eloquent, gabby, glib, gossiping, gossipy, indiscreet, leaky, long winded, loquacious, prattling, talkative, tattling, verbose, wordy II index flatulent, loquacious,… …

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  • 3garrulous — 1610s, from L. garrulus talkative, from garrire to chatter, from PIE root *gar to call, cry, of imitative origin. Related: Garrulously; garrulousness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4garrulous — *talkative, loquacious, voluble, glib Analogous words: glib, voluble, fluent, *vocal, articulate, eloquent Antonyms: taciturn Contrasted words: reserved, reticent, *silent, uncommunicative, close: laconic, terse, *concise: curt, brusque, blunt… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5garrulous — [adj] talkative babbling, blabbermouth*, chattering, chatty, effusive, flap jaw*, gabby, glib, gossiping, gushing, longwinded*, loose lipped*, loose tongued*, loquacious, motormouth*, mouthy, prating, prattling, prolix, prosy, running on at the… …

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  • 6garrulous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ excessively talkative. DERIVATIVES garrulity noun garrulously adverb garrulousness noun. ORIGIN Latin garrulus, from garrire to chatter, prattle …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7garrulous — [gar′ə ləs, gar′yo͞oləs, gar′yələs] adj. [L garrulus < garrire, to chatter: for IE base see CARE] talking much or too much, esp. about unimportant things; loquacious SYN. TALKATIVE garrulity [gə ro͞o′lə tē] n. garrulousness garrulously adv …

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  • 8garrulous — 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,&#8230; …

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  • 9garrulous — [[t]gæ̱rələs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as garrulous, you mean that they talk a great deal, especially about unimportant things. I found her in conversation with Mrs Williams, a garrulous old woman who lived next door. Syn: talkative …

    English dictionary

  • 10garrulous — adjective 1) a garrulous old man Syn: talkative, loquacious, voluble, verbose, chatty, chattering, gossipy; effusive, expansive, forthcoming, conversational, communicative; informal mouthy, gabby, gassy, windy, having the gift of the gab …

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  • 11garrulous — adjective Etymology: Latin garrulus, from garrire to chatter more at care Date: circa 1611 1. given to prosy, rambling, or tedious loquacity ; pointlessly or annoyingly talkative 2. wordy 1 < garrulous speeches > Synonyms: see talkative •&#8230; …

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  • 12garrulous — adjective /ˈɡær.əl.əs,ˈɡær.jʊl.əs,ˈɡɛr.əl.əs,ˈɡɛr.jʊl.əs,ˈɡær.əl.əs,ˈɡær.jʊl.əs/ a) Excessively or tiresomely talkative. Crammed with gossip, anecdotes, and confessions . . ., his garrulous, untidy narratives read like a good novel. b)&#8230; …

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  • 13garrulous — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. talkative, loquacious, chattering; see talkative , verbose . See Synonym Study at talkative . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [GAR uh lus] talkative. They re a garrulous family; they ll talk your ear&#8230; …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14garrulous — gar|ru|lous [ˈgærələs] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: garrulus, from garrire to talk a lot ] always talking a lot = ↑talkative ▪ Ian isn t normally this garrulous! &GT;garrulously adv &GT;garrulousness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15garrulous — gar|ru|lous [ gerələs ] adjective a garrulous person talks a lot ╾ gar|ru|lous|ly adverb ╾ gar|ru|lous|ness noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16garrulous — adjective always talking a lot: Ian isn t normally this garrulous! garrulously adverb garrulousness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17garrulous — UK [ˈɡærʊləs] / US [ˈɡerələs] adjective a garrulous person talks a lot Derived words: garrulously adverb garrulousness noun uncountable …

    English dictionary

  • 18garrulous — Synonyms and related words: all jaw, blabbing, candid, chatty, communicative, conversational, effusive, expansive, flip, fluent, frank, gabby, gassy, glib, gossipy, gregarious, gushy, long winded, loose tongued, loquacious, multiloquent,&#8230; …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19garrulous — gar·ru·lous || gærÊŠlÉ™s adj. talkative, chatty, loquacious …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20garrulous — [ gar(j)ʊləs] adjective excessively talkative. Derivatives garrulity ga ru:lɪti noun garrulously adverb garrulousness noun Origin C17: from L. garrulus (from garrire to chatter, prattle ) + ous …

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