What does voluble mean?

Definitions for volubleˈvɒl yə bəl

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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

  5. Origin: [L. volubilis, fr. volvere, volutum, to roll, to turn round; akin to Gr. to infold, to inwrap, to roll, G. welle a wave: cf. F. voluble. Cf. F. Well of water, Convolvulus, Devolve, Involve, Revolt, Vault an arch, Volume, Volute.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Voluble

    vol′ū-bl, adj. easy to roll or move: flowing smoothly: fluent in speech.—adj. Vol′ubile (Milt.), rolling: revolving.—ns. Volubil′ity, Vol′ubleness, state or quality of being voluble: fluency of speech.—adv. Vol′ubly. [L. volubilisvolvĕre, volutum, to roll.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of voluble in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of voluble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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Translations for voluble

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • výřečný, popínavýCzech
  • voluble, locuazSpanish
  • sujuva, käppyräinenFinnish
  • lùthmhor, fileantaScottish Gaelic
  • gördülékenyHungarian
  • ասող-խոսող, զրուցասեր, շատախոսArmenian
  • loquaceItalian
  • говорливый, вьющийся, поворотливый, болтливый, многословныйRussian

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