loquacious

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj loquacious full of trivial conversation "kept from her housework by gabby neighbors"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Loquacious Apt to blab and disclose secrets.
    • Loquacious Given to continual talking; talkative; garrulous. "Loquacious , brawling, ever in the wrong."
    • Loquacious Speaking; expressive.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • loquacious Talkative; given to continual talking; chattering.
    • loquacious Synonyms Garrulous, etc. See talkative.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Loquacious lo-kwā′shus talkative
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Quotations

  • William A. Ward
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    “Skillful listening is the best remedy for loneliness, loquaciousness, and laryngitis.”
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
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    “He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious, is a genius or a hero.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. loquax, -acis, talkative, fr. loqui, to speak; cf. Gr. to rattle, shriek, shout
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. loquax, -acisloqui, to speak.

Usage

In literature:

Swift, he found brilliantly hard, often mannered; and he loved Dr. Goldsmith, so bland, loquacious, welcoming.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
It is one subject on which he is not exactly loquacious, as probably you know.
"The Plunderer" by Roy Norton
We all got more loquacious after the cloth was removed.
"Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 366, April, 1846" by Various
Their tongues, so loquacious on every other point, must here be struck dumb.
"The Calvinistic Doctrine of Predestination Examined and Refuted" by Francis Hodgson
But at this question Rosendo suddenly became less loquacious.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
And the most loquacious person of the book, the Rev.
"Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860" by George Saintsbury
The rest of us lunched in moody silence, except Monsieur who grew loquacious to the point of making himself an ass.
"Wings of the Wind" by Credo Harris
The priest, who as a rule was so loquacious, had never said a word about it.
"Absolution" by Clara Viebig
The absence of moral integrity was probably never disguised by the loquacious vanity of this literary adventurer.
"Calamities and Quarrels of Authors" by Isaac Disraeli
On one bank of that loquacious water a footpath descended a green dell.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 7 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

My grief is dumb,....loquacious thine,
The mournful hoard I sacred keep;
Thou seekest crowds, alone I pine;
My eyes are dry, but thine can weep.
"Song. "YES ....though we've loved so long"" by Amelia Opie
And idly tuneful, the loquacious throng
Flutter and twitter, prodigal of time,
And little masters make a toy of song
Till grave men weary of the sound of rhyme.
"Wordsworth's Grave" by William Watson
Be slow to speak, but always swift to hear,
Thy ears are twain, but single is thy tongue:
Loquaciousness does nought but error bear:
But none were hurt by being silent long.
"Advice, How To Govern Our Words, According To God's Will" by Rees Prichard
Where more true ease, and pleasures more refin'd,
For thy acceptance are long since prepar'd,
Than can be wish'd by the most craving mind,
Or by the most loquacious tongue declar'd.
"Another Conference Between The Devout Sick Man, And His Soul" by Rees Prichard
No gingerbread button will suit me compleat,
Nor that often made after eating roast meat;
Nor shall, in my rhyme, any button be seen,
But that finger'd by the loquacious 'Squire Green.
"The Button" by William Hutton
Beneath its cool and welcome shade,
Protected from the noontide rays,
The birds amid its branches played
And caroled forth their twittering praise;
A squirrel perched upon a limb
And chattered with loquacious vim.
"The Fallen Tree." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

Loquacious Dallas owner Mark Cuban, always a "favorite" of Spurs Nation, managed to turn the intensity up in the simmering Spurs-Mavs rivalry — again.
Suspended West Miami Mayor Cesar Carasa is one loquacious hombre.
Even by President Obama's loquacious standards, an answer he gave here on health care Friday was a doozy.
Matt Ryan made it easy for his loquacious teammate to gloat.
Two of Texas' most loquacious lawmakers also turn out to have the most impressive vocabulary in Congress.
It's pretty tough to resist a curmudgeonly ogre and his spunky royal wife, a loquacious donkey and a dashing cat in a plumed hat.
Lifestyles of the Rich and Loquacious .
The children were loquacious on the car ride back from the zoo, chattering endlessly about all the animals they saw.
Brendan Behan, the loquacious Irish novelist and playwright who died in 1964 of diabetes complicated by alcoholism (he was only 41), once jokingly described himself as "a drinker with a writing problem".
Obama campaign officials are tight-lipped about the strategies Vice President Joe Biden will deploy in tonight's debate with Republican Paul Ryan, but the loquacious master of gaffes gave a glimpse of one tactic he won't be using.
Kira Simpson exudes loquaciousness when describing her recent trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Short summaries and links, with some clips and perhaps the off story or a bit of loquaciousness.
While I wasn't surprised, my heart ached upon learning, for example, that a teenage Deb was loquacious, friendly, bubbly and busy.
Patrick Sullivan of the Baseball Analysts surveys the field and agrees with the loquacious shortstop.
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