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loquacious

[ loh-kwey-shuhs ]
/ loʊˈkweɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
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.
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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 loquacious

lo·qua·cious·ly, adverblo·qua·cious·ness, nounun·lo·qua·cious, adjectiveun·lo·qua·cious·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for loquacious

loquacious
/ (lɒˈkweɪʃəs) /

adjective
characterized by or showing a tendency to talk a great deal

Derived forms of loquacious

loquaciously, adverbloquacity (lɒˈkwæsɪtɪ) or loquaciousness, noun

Word Origin for loquacious

C17: from Latin loquāx from loquī to speak
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