voluble

[ vol-yuh-buhl ]
/ ˈvɒl yə bəl /

adjective

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

Origin of voluble

1565–75; < Latin volūbilis which turns easily, flowing, equivalent to volū-, base of volvere to turn + -bilis -ble

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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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