the quality of being talkative, wordy, or glib: Look at the very volubility of his sentences—everything and the kitchen sink pushed together in breathless rushes of prose.
- Rarely vol·u·ble·ness [vol-yuh-buhl-nis] /ˈvɒl yə bəl nɪs/ .
- non·vol·u·bil·i·ty, non·vol·u·ble·ness, noun
- un·vol·u·ble·ness, noun
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How to use volubility in a sentence
For an outwardly silent man, his writing reflected an unexpected volubility.
The effect of the wine upon Victor was to change his accustomed volubility into silence.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Neither did he like volubility of speech, and British reserve appealed to his sense of good form.Charles Baudelaire, His Life | Thophile Gautier
At the word Champfort, Marriott's mouth opened eagerly, and she began to answer with her usual volubility.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) | Maria Edgeworth
But the good lady's habitual complacency was plainly in abeyance, her customary volubility replaced by a fidgety reserve.The Lieutenant-Governor | Guy Wetmore Carryl
This made her volubility a little threadbare at times, and consequently she bore her absence with more than equanimity.The Angel of Pain | E. F. Benson