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- n. the state of being voluble
- n. the degree to which someone is voluble
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being voluble (in any of the senses of the adjective).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Easy, swift, rolling motion; the property of moving in an easy, rolling manner.
- n. The state or character of being voluble in speech; excessive fluency or readiness in speaking; unchecked flow of talk.
- n. A rolling or revolving; aptness to roll; revolution; hence, mutability.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being facile in speech and writing
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He is exploring the idea of "volubility," the opposite of quietness.
I’m talking, freed of all restraint a volubility which isn’t pleasant should you share the room with me.
Catherine Van Vorst saw her throw her arms around him and kiss him on the lips; and Catherine Van Vorst watched him curiously as he went on down the sidewalk, one arm around the woman, both talking and laughing, and he with a volubility and abandon she could never have dreamed possible.
Now and then, rubbing his eyes vigorously, an editor catches a sudden glimpse of the revolution and breaks out in naive volubility, as, for instance, the one who wrote the following in the Chicago Chronicle: American socialists are revolutionists.
The sheriff, charmed by her madcap volubility, and seeing by the GI gear packed and waiting by the door that she really was heading overseas to serve her country, allowed her to catch her flight.
Greeks were everywhere -- swarthy men in sea-boots and tam-o'-shanters, hatless women in bright colors, hordes of sturdy children, and all speaking in outlandish voices, crying shrilly and vivaciously with the volubility of the Mediterranean.
Benson paused, half vexed at his volubility, and gazed keenly at
St. Vincent was helped up, and began with eager volubility.
Fleming and Höll made a nearly convincing case for the over-the-top volubility of "Verführung," though the shaggy-dog episodic nature of both poem and music never quite coalesces.
Kendall, a cheerful cheater, is a good guide to the fascinating world of meditation retreats, which are growing in popularity as people feel increasingly overwhelmed by the exploding volubility of the world.