- excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, especially about trivial matters.
- wordy or diffuse: a garrulous and boring speech.
Origin of garrulous
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Examples from the Web for garrulous
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’
January 6, 2015
For this story has not been derived from hacked voicemails, an avaricious doctor, or a garrulous friend.Is Kate Preggers?
November 6, 2011
In America, the death of an American star is really the occasion for a garrulous, obsessive, round-the-clock denial of death.How Constant Change Killed Jackson
July 5, 2009
"I must find my friend," he said, cutting the garrulous man short.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Janzen, for his part, was as taciturn as his friend Bache was garrulous.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
The Dublin people were gregarious and garrulous, and he was solitary and reflective.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
This garrulous body, old Dinah Wilson, was talking as Hugh entered.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
His secretiveness only makes me like him the more, probably because I myself am so garrulous.The Heart of Thunder Mountain
Edfrid A. Bingham
- given to constant and frivolous chatter; loquacious; talkative
- wordy or diffuse; prolix
Word Origin and History for garrulous
1610s, from Latin garrulus "talkative," from garrire "to chatter," from PIE root *gar- "to call, cry," of imitative origin (cf. Greek gerys "voice, sound," Ossetic zar "song," Welsh garm, Old Irish gairm "noise, cry"). Related: Garrulously; garrulousness.