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loquacious

[loh-kwey-shuh s]
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adjective
  1. talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous: a loquacious dinner guest.
  2. characterized by excessive talk; wordy: easily the most loquacious play of the season.

Origin of loquacious

First recorded in 1660–70; loquaci(ty) + -ous
Related formslo·qua·cious·ly, adverblo·qua·cious·ness, nounun·lo·qua·cious, adjectiveun·lo·qua·cious·ly, adverb

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1. verbose, voluble. See talkative.
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loquacious

adjective
  1. characterized by or showing a tendency to talk a great deal
Derived Formsloquaciously, adverbloquacity (lɒˈkwæsɪtɪ) or loquaciousness, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin loquāx from loquī to speak
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for loquacious

adj.

1660s, back-formation from loquacity or else formed from stem of Latin loquax (genitive loquacis) "talkative," from loqui "to speak" (see locution) + -ous. Related: Loquaciously; loquaciousness.

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