from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Marked by a ready flow of speech; fluent.
- adj. Turning easily on an axis; rotating.
- adj. Botany Twining or twisting: a voluble vine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Fluent or having a ready flow of speech; garrulous or loquacious; tonguey.
- adj. Expressed readily or at length and in a fluent manner.
- adj. Easily rolling or turning; having a fluid, undulating motion.
- adj. Twisting and turning like a vine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Easily rolling or turning; easily set in motion; apt to roll; rotating.
- adj. Moving with ease and smoothness in uttering words; of rapid speech; nimble in speaking; glib.
- adj. Changeable; unstable; fickle.
- adj. Having the power or habit of turning or twining.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Formed so as to roll with ease, or to be easily turned or set in motion; apt to roll; rolling; rotating; revolving.
- Characterized by a great flow of words or by glibness of utterance; speaking with plausible fluency: as, a voluble politician.
- Changeable; mutable.
- In botany, of a twining habit; rising spirally around a support, as the hop.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by a ready flow of speech
Middle English, moving easily, from Old French, from Latin volūbilis, revolving, fluent, from volvere, to roll; see wel-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin volūbilis ("rolling"), from volvō ("I roll"). (Wiktionary)