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garrulous


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  The  most  garrulous  people  on  earth.  --De  Quincey. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  garrulous 
  adj  :  full  of  trivial  conversation;  "kept  from  her  housework  by 
  gabby  neighbors"  [syn:  {chatty},  {gabby},  {loquacious}, 
  {talkative},  {talky}] 




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