Definition of logorrhea in English:

logorrhea

(British logorrhoea)

noun

  • A tendency to extreme loquacity.

    • ‘A couple of these essays are fatally infected by the particular strain of logorrhoea that afflicts so much current architectural theory.’
    • ‘The singer alternates between stunned silence and logorrhea.’
    • ‘Of course, practical explanations of the novel's logorrhea are possible.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘To Tom Wolfe, a dandy with an incurable bout of logorrhoea, words are like chips in Las Vegas.’
    • ‘Adam's a geek in the nicest sense of the word - and sometimes he could use a script editor to tame his logorrhea.’
    • ‘An outbreak of logorrhoea on her part will not help matters, at all.’
    • ‘On the other hand, even Gould's persistent logorrhea has some redeeming consequences.’
    • ‘Its topical references have badly dated; its surreal logorrhea was dated when it was written.’
    • ‘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?’
    wordiness, verboseness, loquacity, garrulity, talkativeness, volubility, expansiveness, babbling, blathering, waffling, prattling, prating, jabbering, gushing
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

logorrhea

/ˌlɔɡəˈriə//ˌlôɡəˈrēə/