from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Marked by a ready flow of speech; fluent.
- adj. Turning easily on an axis; rotating.
- adj. Botany Twining or twisting: a voluble vine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Fluent or having a ready flow of speech; garrulous or loquacious; tonguey.
- adj. Expressed readily or at length and in a fluent manner.
- adj. Easily rolling or turning; having a fluid, undulating motion.
- adj. Twisting and turning like a vine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Easily rolling or turning; easily set in motion; apt to roll; rotating.
- adj. Moving with ease and smoothness in uttering words; of rapid speech; nimble in speaking; glib.
- adj. Changeable; unstable; fickle.
- adj. Having the power or habit of turning or twining.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Formed so as to roll with ease, or to be easily turned or set in motion; apt to roll; rolling; rotating; revolving.
- Characterized by a great flow of words or by glibness of utterance; speaking with plausible fluency: as, a voluble politician.
- Changeable; mutable.
- In botany, of a twining habit; rising spirally around a support, as the hop.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by a ready flow of speech
Extroverts are easy for introverts to understand, because extroverts spend so much of their time working out who they are in voluble, and frequently inescapable, interaction with other people.
With a sudden change of manner, his visitant conjured him, in voluble and impetuous terms, to comply.
And these wheels he called voluble, in my hearing.
Most of the people obediently returned to the church, their suddenly loosened tongues clattering in voluble excitement.
Oh, she has ways of showing what she wants without getting what you'd call voluble!
This is the first typical example of satire, the satire which is voluble, which is violent, which is indecent, but which is not malicious.
In their footnote the editors explain that "voluble" is being used in its original Latin sense, to mean "rolling along."
In their footnote the editors confine themselves to explaining that "voluble" is being used in its original Latin sense, to mean "rolling along."
The trees were still bare, but the little birds care not for that; they revel, and carol, and wildly tell their hopes, while the gentle, "voluble" south wind plays with the dry leaves, and the pine-trees sigh with their soul-like sounds for June.
Whereas his opposite number, Jim Mallinder, sat stoically in the stand last weekend, not even shouting his displeasure when Tuilagi did not receive a red card, Cockerill was excitable and voluble throughout, befitting someone whose autobiography, published in 1999, was called In Your Face.
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