- characterized by a ready and continuous flow of words; fluent; glib; talkative: a voluble spokesman for the cause.
Origin of voluble
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Examples from the Web for voluble
In late 2007, the voluble Texas hedge-funder threw down $110 million against the subprime-mortgage market and made a killing.Wall Street’s Biggest Players Avoiding Bets on Eurozone Financial Crisis
July 7, 2012
Joe Scarborough Another wild card would be Joe Scarborough, the voluble morning-talk-show host on MSNBC.Six Dark Horses Romney Could Pick for His Running Mate
April 22, 2012
In his voluble, guns-blazing manner, Adrover made the hollowness of New York Fashion Week, which ends Thursday, apparent.Designing for the One Percent at New York Fashion Week
February 14, 2012
The likeliest person to defeat the voluble Georgian is Gingrich himself.A Gingrich Surge Forces Obama’s Team to Rethink Strategy
December 8, 2011
But are you voluble enough to drown all sense in a torrent of words?Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
Fluent and voluble upon all other subjects, upon this he hesitated.Imogen
A voluble fellow; of what original nationality I could not determine.
Hundreds will be voluble in admiration, for one who will be silent in delight.Modern Painters Volume I (of V)
A voluble waiter was gesticulating and seeking instructions about the wine.The Education of Eric Lane
- talking easily, readily, and at length; fluent
- archaic easily turning or rotating, as on an axis
- rare (of a plant) twining or twisting
Word Origin and History for voluble
1570s, "liable to constant change," from French voluble, from Latin volubilis "that turns around, rolling, flowing, fluent" (of speech), from volvere "to turn around, roll" (see volvox). Meaning "fluent, talkative" first recorded 1580s. Related: Volubly.