- characterized by a ready and continuous flow of words; fluent; glib; talkative: a voluble spokesman for the cause.
Origin of voluble
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Related Words for volubilitywillingness, keenness, preparation, preparedness, fitness, eloquence, vigor, poise, expressiveness, wit, passion, fervor, fluency, dexterity, adroitness, facility, sleight, dispatch, alacrity, promptness
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Historical Examples of volubility
That she knows better than to value herself upon my volubility?Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
His volubility had left him at last, and he sank down wearily on my sofa.The Moon and Sixpence
W. Somerset Maugham
Charlie, piqued at her inattentiveness, essayed a volubility foreign to his words.Erik Dorn
Tessibel's struggling to her feet broke off the man's volubility.The Secret of the Storm Country
Grace Miller White
Chaffering, quarrelling, joking, there seems to be no end to their volubility.
- talking easily, readily, and at length; fluent
- archaic easily turning or rotating, as on an axis
- rare (of a plant) twining or twisting
Word Origin for voluble
1570s, "liable to constant change," from French voluble, from Latin volubilis "that turns around, rolling, flowing, fluent" (of speech), from volvere "to turn around, roll" (see volvox). Meaning "fluent, talkative" first recorded 1580s. Related: Volubly.