[ loh-kwey-shuhs ]
/ loʊˈkweɪ ʃəs /
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talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous: a loquacious dinner guest.
characterized by excessive talk; wordy: easily the most loquacious play of the season.
OTHER WORDS FOR loquacious
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Origin of loquacious
First recorded in 1660–70; loquaci(ty) + -ous
synonym study for loquacious
1. See talkative.
OTHER WORDS FROM loquaciouslo·qua·cious·ly, adverblo·qua·cious·ness, nounun·lo·qua·cious, adjectiveun·lo·qua·cious·ly, adverb
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How to use loquacious in a sentence
What most people like is loquaciousness and its kindred vice tactlessness.The Unpopular Review Vol. I|Various
Nevertheless, he enquired kindly for Tavernaros hand, but for fully two minutes the latters loquaciousness was lost.Adventures on the Roof of the World|Mrs. Aubrey Le Blond
Mrs. Appleyard, thus spurred to reminiscence, recovered something of her customary loquaciousness.In the Mayor's Parlour|J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
You well know that the loquaciousness of men is prodigious, tremendous.Discourses of Keidansky|Bernard G. Richards
But he, too, turned off the matter by saying something about Maria's loquaciousness having left him no chance.Two Days' Solitary Imprisonment|Edward Bellamy
British Dictionary definitions for loquacious
/ (lɒˈkweɪʃəs) /
characterized by or showing a tendency to talk a great deal
Derived forms of loquaciousloquaciously, adverbloquacity (lɒˈkwæsɪtɪ) or loquaciousness, noun
Word Origin for loquacious
C17: from Latin loquāx from loquī to speak
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