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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  arch,  {Volume},  {Volute}.] 
  1.  Easily  rolling  or  turning;  easily  set  in  motion;  apt  to 
  roll;  rotating;  as  voluble  particles  of  matter. 
 
  2.  Moving  with  ease  and  smoothness  in  uttering  words  of 
  rapid  speech;  nimble  in  speaking;  glib;  as  a  flippant, 
  voluble,  tongue. 
 
  [Cassio,]  a  knave  very  voluble.  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  Voluble  was  used  formerly  to  indicate  readiness  of 
  speech  merely,  without  any  derogatory  suggestion.  ``A 
  grave  and  voluble  eloquence.''  --Bp.  Hacket. 
 
  3.  Changeable;  unstable;  fickle.  [Obs.] 
 
  4.  (Bot.)  Having  the  power  or  habit  of  turning  or  twining; 
  as  the  voluble  stem  of  hop  plants. 
 
  {Voluble  stem}  (Bot.),  a  stem  that  climbs  by  winding,  or 
  twining,  round  another  body.  --  {Vol"u*ble*ness},  n.  -- 
  {Vol"u*bly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  voluble 
  adj  :  marked  by  a  ready  flow  of  speech;  "she  is  an  extremely 
  voluble  young  woman  who  engages  in  soliloquies  not 
  conversations"  [ant:  {taciturn}] 




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