One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Mrs Maddox was as voluble as her husband was silent’
talkative, loquacious, garrulous, verbose, long-winded, wordy, chatty, chattery, gossipy, chattering, babbling, blathering, prattling, jabbering, effusive, gushing, forthcoming, conversational, communicative, expansive, open, unreserved
articulate, eloquent, fluent, glib, silver-tongued
informal mouthy, gabby, gassy, windy, talky, yakking, big-mouthed, with the gift of the gab, having kissed the Blarney Stone
British informal wittering, able to talk the hind legs off a donkey, gobby
rare multiloquent, multiloquous
taciturn, uncommunicative, mute
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