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[mass noun] Excessive talkativeness, especially on trivial matters.‘the character's comic garrulity’
talkativeness, garrulousness, loquacity, loquaciousness, volubility, verbosity, verboseness, long-windedness, wordiness, chattiness, effusiveness, profuseness, communicativeness, expansivenessmouthiness, gabbiness, windiness, gassiness, yakking, big mouth, gift of the gabwitteringlogorrhoea, multiloquenceView synonyms
- ‘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 could have replied ‘no‘or ‘yes‘, but his natural garrulity drew him into a longer answer that initially seemed to contradict his earlier arguments.’’
- ‘Swift employs what is fundamentally a trope of garrulity: a single voice is allowed to soliloquize at length.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The only occasion when our terseness transforms into garrulity is when we watch and discuss cricket.’
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