Definitions for volubleˈvɒl yə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vol•u•ble*ˈvɒl yə bəl(adj.)

  1. characterized by a ready and continuous flow of words; fluent; glib; talkative.

* Syn: See fluent.

Origin of voluble:

1565–75; < L volūbilis, der. of volvere to turn


Princeton's WordNet

  1. voluble(adj)

    marked by a ready flow of speech

    "she is an extremely voluble young woman who engages in soliloquies not conversations"


  1. voluble(Adjective)

    Fluent or having a ready flow of speech; garrulous or loquacious; tonguey.

  2. voluble(Adjective)

    Expressed readily or at length and in a fluent manner.

  3. voluble(Adjective)

    Easily rolling or turning; having a fluid, undulating motion.

  4. voluble(Adjective)

    Twisting and turning like a vine.

  5. Origin: From volubilis, from volvo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Voluble(adj)

    easily rolling or turning; easily set in motion; apt to roll; rotating; as, voluble particles of matter

  2. Voluble(adj)

    moving with ease and smoothness in uttering words; of rapid speech; nimble in speaking; glib; as, a flippant, voluble, tongue

  3. Voluble(adj)

    changeable; unstable; fickle

  4. Voluble(adj)

    having the power or habit of turning or twining; as, the voluble stem of hop plants


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