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garrulity

[guh-roo-li-tee]
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noun
  1. the quality of being garrulous; talkativeness; loquacity.
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Origin of garrulity

1575–85; < French garrulité < Latin garrulitās. See garrulous, -ity
Related formsnon·gar·ru·li·ty, noun
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Related Words

grandiloquencewordinessverbosenessprolixityverbositylogorrhealoquaciousnesstalkativenessvolubilityglibnesschattiness

Examples from the Web for garrulity

Historical Examples

  • 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.


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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