[ law-guh-ree-uh, log-uh- ]
/ ˌlɔ gəˈri ə, ˌlɒg ə- /


pathologically incoherent, repetitious speech.
incessant or compulsive talkativeness; wearisome volubility.

Nearby words

  1. logopedia,
  2. logopedics,
  3. logophile,
  4. logophobia,
  5. logoplegia,
  6. logorrhoea,
  7. logos,
  8. logotype,
  9. logperch,
  10. logroll

Origin of logorrhea

First recorded in 1900–05; logo- + -rrhea

Related formslog·or·rhe·ic, adjective

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Examples from the Web for logorrhea

  • I've got enough trouble without your coming down with logorrhea.

    Badge of Infamy|Lester del Rey

Word Origin and History for logorrhea



1878, from logos + ending from diarrhea.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for logorrhea


[ lŏg′ə-rēə ]


Excessive use of words.

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