[ vol-yuh-buhl ]
/ ˈvɒl yə bəl /
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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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OTHER WORDS FROM voluble
vol·u·bil·i·ty, vol·u·ble·ness, nounvol·u·bly, adverbnon·vol·u·bil·i·ty, nounnon·vol·u·ble, adjective
non·vol·u·ble·ness, nounnon·vol·u·bly, adverbun·vol·u·ble, adjectiveun·vol·u·ble·ness, nounun·vol·u·bly, adverb
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How to use voluble in a sentence
Joe flung pieces of fish into the air, and kept chatting volubly as his pets swooped and squabbled.The Chequers|James Runciman
The men cursed volubly as they worked over the animal and readjusted the wet pack, which had slipped to one side.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
Oh, everything that comes into her head, I suppose, and very volubly.Tristram of Blent|Anthony Hope
"But indeed, Hester, it is the best plan," she argued volubly.A Houseful of Girls|Sarah Tytler
Enterlaced -418-with a double new invention, which teacheth to speke truely, speedily and volubly the French Tongue.
British Dictionary definitions for voluble
/ (ˈvɒljʊbəl) /
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 volublevolubility or volubleness, nounvolubly, adverb
Word Origin for voluble
C16: from Latin volūbilis turning readily, fluent, from volvere to turn
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