Definitions

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

  • adj. Very talkative; garrulous.

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  • adj. Talkative or chatty, especially of persons given to excess conversation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Given to continual talking; talkative; garrulous.
  • adj. Speaking; expressive.
  • adj. Apt to blab and disclose secrets.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Talkative; given to continual talking; chattering.
  • Synonyms Garrulous, etc. See talkative.

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

  • adj. full of trivial conversation

Etymologies

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

From Latin loquāx, loquāc-, from loquī, to speak; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots.

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From Latin loquacis, ‘talkative’, from loqui, ‘to speak’.

Examples

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  • "I assure you, Agha, that any previous loquacious tendancies have been curtailed and that now more than ever have I sought for and achieved new standards of brevity." - http://www.delilahdirk.com/ddattl/ch1-011-012.html

    July 2, 2012

  • I've always felt this word was too pretentious. This may only be because I hate the sound of it.

    July 10, 2011

  • One of my all time favourites.

    August 4, 2009

  • And so my guilt ridden conscience begs forgiveness from His Loquaciousness for possibly inadvertently contributing to the loss of His train of thought.

    January 25, 2009

  • Try to ignore it, then.

    September 8, 2008

  • I wish people would stop linking to the word they are discussing.

    September 8, 2008

  • Am I... Loquacious?

    August 18, 2008

  • "His mother, whom drink had made loquacious..."

    -- Cordwainer Smith

    August 15, 2008

  • Loquacious I am.

    April 20, 2008

  • Viktor's more of a physical being.

    April 1, 2008