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[guh-roo-li-tee] /gəˈru lɪ ti/
the quality of being garrulous; talkativeness; loquacity.
Origin of garrulity
1575-85; < French garrulité < Latin garrulitās. See garrulous, -ity
Related forms
nongarrulity, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It shall be my aim as far as may be to avoid the garrulity of the raconteur and to restrain the exaggerations of the ego.

    Marse Henry (Vol. 1) Henry Watterson
  • Caroline, depressed as she was, felt the dame's garrulity like a pinch on her impatience.

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • I spared Colonel Heddon the revelation of my relationship to his hero, thanking his garrulity for interrupting me.

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

    The Prairie Mother Arthur Stringer
  • For the first time she enjoyed and blessed Crooked Jack's garrulity and gossip.

    Chronicles of Avonlea Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • 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
  • His garrulity might have an alcoholic basis, but his wits were clear enough.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • But enough of Christmas and its gambols; it is time for me to pause in this garrulity.

  • Speculating much, but saying little in reply to Gille's garrulity, he set off with him to the old noble's attic.

    The False Chevalier William Douw Lighthall
  • One might censure the garrulity of Euripides and the inequality of Sophocles.

Word Origin and History for garrulity

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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