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voluble

[ vol-yuh-buhl ]
/ ˈvɒl yə bəl /
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Definition of voluble

adjective
characterized by a ready and continuous flow of words; fluent; glib; talkative: a voluble spokesman for the cause.
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Origin of voluble

First recorded in 1565–75; from Latin volūbilis “that turns easily, flowing,” equivalent to volū-, base of volvere “to turn” + -bilis -ble

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See fluent.

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British Dictionary definitions for voluble

voluble
/ (ˈvɒljʊbəl) /

adjective
talking easily, readily, and at length; fluent
archaic easily turning or rotating, as on an axis
rare (of a plant) twining or twisting

Derived forms of voluble

volubility or volubleness, nounvolubly, adverb

Word Origin for voluble

C16: from Latin volūbilis turning readily, fluent, from volvere to turn
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