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  • n. Talkativeness; the quality of being loquacious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The habit or practice of talking continually or excessively; inclination to talk too much; talkativeness; garrulity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Talkativeness; the habit or practice of talking continually or excessively.
  • n. Synonyms Loquaciousness, garrulity, volubility, chatter.

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

  • n. the quality of being wordy and talkative


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  • STRANGER: I should say that the habit which leads a man to neglect his own affairs for the pleasure of conversation, of which the style is far from being agreeable to the majority of his hearers, may be fairly termed loquacity: such is my opinion.

    The Sophist

  • Her loquacity was a never-ending joke to Madeleine Lowder and her husband, who were exulting in a couple of deft, silent, expensive

    The Squirrel-Cage

  • Her loquacity was a standing joke between them, and he answered:

    Of Human Bondage

  • They are usually characterized by a vivacious loquacity which is the seal of their nationality.

    Crowded Out! and Other Sketches

  • Some studies identify general traits, such as loquacity, use of reason to influence, dominance, see.


  • Equally, the fine acting of his co-stars, Ruth Wilson in the title role, and David Hayman as her father, a Swedish sailor straight from central casting, makes the old-fashioned slang and loquacity of the dialogue much more sympathetic than it appears on the page.

    Law Conquers Sea, Stage and Hearts

  • It's easy to imagine that the 12-year-old heroine of "The Mighty Miss Malone" (Wendy Lamb Books/Random House, 320 pages, $15.99) might become irate were people to dwell on her race; for surely (she'd say) what matters is her loquacity, intellect and "all-encompassing and pervasive humility."

    The Book That Broke the Color Line

  • I don't know whether that's because loquacity isn't in a peanut's personality, or that his handlers were afraid he might say something unscripted—for example, dissing Oscar Mayer and his wiener-shaped wheels.

    Going Nuts in Manhattan

  • This surely has a lot to do with Neel's loquacity: she is powerfully outspoken not just in what she observes but how she paints.

    Alice Neel: Painted Truths; In the Company of Alice

  • | Henry James and the loquacity of incomprehension »

    A new translation of Collodi's Pinocchio


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