- 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 volubly
She thanked them volubly in Flemish, which they did not understand.The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields
Lieut. Howard Payson
Margaret could not tell, but it was something to which the girl was volubly replying.The Paliser case
A reply was volubly given in Italian, of which Runkle understood not a word.Dave Darrin on Mediterranean Service
H. Irving Hancock
Life takes a new interest when we can put it so volubly into words.
No,” cried the black, volubly; “hunt wallaby—hunt ole man kangaroo.The Dingo Boys
G. Manville Fenn
- 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 volubly
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.