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garrulity

[guh-roo-li-tee] /gəˈru lɪ ti/
noun
1.
the quality of being garrulous; talkativeness; loquacity.
Origin of garrulity
1575-1585
1575-85; < French garrulité < Latin garrulitās. See garrulous, -ity
Related forms
nongarrulity, noun
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  • If I had believed the "garrulity," as she called it, to have been unintentional, I might have been flattered.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The landlady's garrulity was interrupted by a light scream: "Hugh, Hugh!"

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • His garrulity might have an alcoholic basis, but his wits were clear enough.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • The garrulity of the day had been given for the moment a new direction.

    Erik Dorn

    Ben Hecht
  • But enough of Christmas and its gambols; it is time for me to pause in this garrulity.

  • He had not suffered such an attack of garrulity for the past twenty years.

    The Winning Clue

    James Hay, Jr.
  • Caroline, depressed as she was, felt the dame's garrulity like a pinch on her impatience.

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • Perhaps, she believed the garrulity of her husband ample for the entire family.

    Making People Happy Thompson Buchanan
  • And for all his garrulity, I know, Peter was really watching us with the eye of a hawk.

    The Prairie Mother Arthur Stringer
  • One might censure the garrulity of Euripides and the inequality of Sophocles.

Word Origin and History for garrulity
n.

1580s, from Middle French garrulité, from Latin garrulitatem (nominative garrulitas) "chattering, loquacity," from garrulus (see garrulous).

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