from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Excessive talkativeness; loquaciousness.

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  • n. The state or characteristic of being garrulous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Talkativeness; loquacity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being garrulous; talkativeness; loquacity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being wordy and talkative


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  • 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.

    The Wooden Horse

  • His garrulity is the garrulity of old age in its last flickering moments.

    The Great Taboo

  • Few octogenarians had as little of what is termed the garrulity of age as Colonel Burr.

    Memoirs of Aaron Burr

  • "garrulity," as she called it, to have been unintentional, I might have been flattered.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

  • It expresses the garrulity of the sea, and is a pleasant break in the monotony of the life.

    Chapter 25

  • 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.

    The Slow Crack-Up

  • 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.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • 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.

    A Return to the Land of Rushdie

  • He became pompous and wordy, with at times an incomprehensible garrulity.



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