Definitions

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  • adj. Talking in a vain or foolish way

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Talking foolishly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Talking idly or vainly.

Etymologies

From Latin vaniloquens (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Sedulously avoid all polysyllabic profundity, pompous prolixity, psittaceous vacuity, ventriloquial verbosity, and vaniloquent vapidity.

    December 7th, 2005

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  • This must be when the stars of Def Comedy Jam do their "white guy" impersonations.

    May 20, 2008