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garrulous

[ gar-uh-luhs, gar-yuh- ]
/ ˈgær ə ləs, ˈgær yə- /
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adjective

excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, especially about trivial matters.
wordy or diffuse: a garrulous and boring speech.

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Origin of garrulous

First recorded in 1605–15; from Latin garrulus “talkative, garrulous,” equivalent to garr(īre)) “to chatter” + -ulus-ulous

synonym study for garrulous

1. See talkative.

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British Dictionary definitions for garrulous

garrulous
/ (ˈɡærʊləs) /

adjective

given to constant and frivolous chatter; loquacious; talkative
wordy or diffuse; prolix

Derived forms of garrulous

garrulously, adverbgarrulousness or garrulity (ɡæˈruːlɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for garrulous

C17: from Latin garrulus, from garrīre to chatter
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