One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An act or the action of overspeaking; exaggeration; garrulousness.
Verbose; over-elaborate in speech.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Healey (c1585–c1616), translator. From over- + speaking<br>early 17th century; earliest use found in Francis Bacon (1561–1626), lord chancellor, politician, and philosopher. From over- + speaking.
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