Definition of garrulity in US English:



  • 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.’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Swift employs what is fundamentally a trope of garrulity: a single voice is allowed to soliloquize at length.’
    • ‘The only occasion when our terseness transforms into garrulity is when we watch and discuss cricket.’
    talkativeness, garrulousness, loquacity, loquaciousness, volubility, verbosity, verboseness, long-windedness, wordiness, chattiness, effusiveness, profuseness, communicativeness, expansiveness
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