[ loh-kwey-shuhs ]
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  1. talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous: a loquacious dinner guest.

  2. characterized by excessive talk; wordy: easily the most loquacious play of the season.

Origin of loquacious

First recorded in 1660–70; loquaci(ty) + -ous

synonym study For loquacious

1. See talkative.

Other words for loquacious

Other words from loquacious

  • lo·qua·cious·ly, adverb
  • lo·qua·cious·ness, noun
  • un·lo·qua·cious, adjective
  • un·lo·qua·cious·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for loquacious


/ (lɒˈkweɪʃəs) /

  1. characterized by or showing a tendency to talk a great deal

Origin of loquacious

C17: from Latin loquāx from loquī to speak

Derived forms of loquacious

  • loquaciously, adverb
  • loquacity (lɒˈkwæsɪtɪ) or loquaciousness, noun

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