Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Excessive use of words.

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  • n. An excessive and often uncontrollable flow of words.
  • n. Excessive talkativeness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Morbid loquacity and rapidity of speech.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. pathologically excessive (and often incoherent) talking

Etymologies

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From New Latin, from Latin logos ("word, utternance"), from Ancient Greek λόγος (logos) + ῥοία (rhoia, "flow")

Examples

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  • So what would word *constipation* be called?

    April 24, 2010

  • Another form of the word is "logorhhoea." I did not note where I first saw this spelling, but a quick Google search also brings this up.

    August 11, 2009

  • excessive timber harvesting

    (Lewis M Gediman : Semantricks)

    January 8, 2009

  • log-uh-RI-uh, n an excessive flow of words, prolixity Gr logos word + roia flow, stream

    cite from the International House of Logorrhea

    September 26, 2008

  • To those around the person who has it, yes, it is. ;-)

    July 2, 2008

  • It sounds so damn painful, really.

    July 2, 2008

  • A tendency to extreme loquacity. Not to be confused with blogorrhea.

    December 9, 2006