Meaning of logorrhoea in English:


Pronunciation /ˌlɒɡəˈrɪə/


mass noun
  • A tendency to extreme loquacity.

    ‘To Tom Wolfe, a dandy with an incurable bout of logorrhoea, words are like chips in Las Vegas.’
    • ‘Such suspicions will only be confirmed by Gibson's idiosyncratic logorrhea in interviews before a hostile press which can and will use everything he says against him.’
    • ‘Who would have known that big dreams can be lost and small worlds can crumble, hinged on the correct spelling of cephalalgia, hypsometer or logorrhea?’
    • ‘Adam's a geek in the nicest sense of the word - and sometimes he could use a script editor to tame his logorrhea.’
    • ‘A couple of these essays are fatally infected by the particular strain of logorrhoea that afflicts so much current architectural theory.’
    • ‘An outbreak of logorrhoea on her part will not help matters, at all.’
    • ‘The singer alternates between stunned silence and logorrhea.’
    • ‘Of course, practical explanations of the novel's logorrhea are possible.’
    • ‘Its topical references have badly dated; its surreal logorrhea was dated when it was written.’
    • ‘On the other hand, even Gould's persistent logorrhea has some redeeming consequences.’
    wordiness, verboseness, loquacity, garrulity, talkativeness, volubility, expansiveness, babbling, blathering, prattling, prating, jabbering, gushing


Early 20th century from Greek logos ‘word’ + rhoia ‘flow’.