American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Excessive talkativeness; loquaciousness.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being garrulous; talkativeness; loquacity.
- n. The state or characteristic of being garrulous.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Talkativeness; loquacity.
- n. the quality of being wordy and talkative
“If she had only known which was the real one; she felt at times that his garrulity was a blind -- that he watched her almost satirically whilst he talked.”
“His garrulity is the garrulity of old age in its last flickering moments.”
“Few octogenarians had as little of what is termed the garrulity of age as Colonel Burr.”
“garrulity," as she called it, to have been unintentional, I might have been flattered.”
“It expresses the garrulity of the sea, and is a pleasant break in the monotony of the life.”
“The garrulity began with the nonfiction books, "Death in the Afternoon" 1932 and "Green Hills of Africa," both written self-indulgently in the first person.”
“Saxon ceased abruptly, embarrassed by her own garrulity; and yet the impulse was strong to tell this young man all about herself, and it seemed to her that these far memories were a large part of her.”
“He said he had been processing waste from around the world for twenty years, but his garrulity ended as a crowd gathered.”
“Eventually Haroun helped restore to his father, Rashid Khalifa. all the garrulity and mellifluousness for which he, in the story, and Mr. Rushdie, in life, are celebrated.”
“He became pompous and wordy, with at times an incomprehensible garrulity.”
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