excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, especially about trivial matters.
wordy or diffuse: a garrulous and boring speech.
- gar·ru·lous·ly, adverb
- gar·ru·lous·ness, noun
- non·gar·ru·lous, adjective
- non·gar·ru·lous·ly, adverb
- non·gar·ru·lous·ness, noun
- un·gar·ru·lous, adjective
- un·gar·ru·lous·ly, adverb
- un·gar·ru·lous·ness, noun
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How to use garrulous in a sentence
The Babe, big and garrulous and oh so sociable and oh so immense in all his appetites.Vin Scully’s best calls, from Don Larsen to Hank Aaron to Kirk Gibson | Cindy Boren | August 3, 2022 | Washington Post
I was lively and loquacious and garrulous and all those sorts of things, and I performed and did stand-up.Sacha Baron Cohen’s Partner in Crime Seizes the Spotlight | Marlow Stern | July 30, 2021 | The Daily Beast
The garrulous assistant to a fading screen siren in Clouds of Sils Maria.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’ | Marlow Stern | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
For this story has not been derived from hacked voicemails, an avaricious doctor, or a garrulous friend.
Venezuelans are scratching their heads over the mysterious silence of their ordinarily garrulous leader.
In America, the death of an American star is really the occasion for a garrulous, obsessive, round-the-clock denial of death.
To-morrow—a crippled veteran, and after that a pensioner drifting fast into a garrulous dotage.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
Moreover, he is exceedingly garrulous, and needs a string of words to say yes or no.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
Frank was staggering, garrulous, laughing a great deal over very small jokes.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
They are pleasure-loving and garrulous, though this latter trait is not, I suppose, a specially national characteristic.Spanish Life in Town and Country | L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
For a time, too, I dropped out of the garrulous literary and journalistic circles I had frequented.The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
British Dictionary definitions for garrulous
given to constant and frivolous chatter; loquacious; talkative
wordy or diffuse; prolix
- garrulously, adverb
- garrulousness or garrulity (ɡæˈruːlɪtɪ), noun
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