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Garrulous

Garrulous
1. Talking much, especially about commonplace or trivial things; talkative; loquacious. The most garrulous people on earth. (De Quincey)
2. (Science: ornithology, zoology) Having a loud, harsh note; noisy; said of birds; as, the garrulous roller.
Synonym: garrulous, Talkative, Loquacious.
a garrulous person indulges in long, prosy talk, with frequent repetitions and lengthened details; talkative implies simply a great desire to talk; and loquacious a great flow of words at command. A child is talkative; a lively woman is loquacious; an old man in his dotage is garrulous. Garrulously, Garrulousness.
Origin: L. Garrulus, fr. Garrire to chatter, talk; cf. Gr. Voice, to speak, sing. Cf. Call.


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