Definition of garrulity in English:



mass noun
  • Excessive talkativeness, especially on trivial matters.

    ‘the character's comic garrulity’
    • ‘He could have replied ‘no‘or ‘yes‘, but his natural garrulity drew him into a longer answer that initially seemed to contradict his earlier arguments.’’
    • ‘The only occasion when our terseness transforms into garrulity is when we watch and discuss cricket.’
    • ‘Swift employs what is fundamentally a trope of garrulity: a single voice is allowed to soliloquize at length.’
    • ‘His friends know that he could have been a successful gossip columnist, had he chosen to turn his gregarious garrulity in that direction; he'll talk your ear off if you let him.’
    • ‘He explained that he was in fact on indefinite exile from the Parish for committing the unforgivable and irredeemable sins of garrulity, irreverent laughter, vile thoughts and oversleeping.’
    talkativeness, garrulousness, loquacity, loquaciousness, volubility, verbosity, verboseness, long-windedness, wordiness, chattiness, effusiveness, profuseness, communicativeness, expansiveness
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