garrulous

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Garrulous \Gar"ru*lous\, adjective [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. (Zool.) 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}, adverb -- {Gar"ru*lous*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

garrulous

adjective

1: full of trivial conversation; "kept from her housework by gabby neighbors" [syn: {chatty}, {gabby}, {garrulous}, {loquacious}, {talkative}, {talky}]


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