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 for garrulous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Garrulous \Gar"ru*lous\, a. [L. garrulus, fr. garrire to
     chatter, talk; cf. Gr. ? voice, ? to speak, sing. Cf.
     Call.]
     1. Talking much, especially about commonplace or trivial
        things; talkative; loquacious.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The most garrulous people on earth.   --De Quincey.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Zool.) Having a loud, harsh note; noisy; -- said of
        birds; as, the garrulous roller.
  
     Syn: Garrulous, Talkative, Loquacious.
  
     Usage: A garrulous person indulges in long, prosy talk, with
            frequent repetitions and lengthened details; talkative
            implies simply a great desire to talk; and loquacious
            a great flow of words at command. A child is
            talkative; a lively woman is loquacious; an old man in
            his dotage is garrulous. -- Gar"ru*lous*ly, adv. --
            Gar"ru*lous*ness, n.
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  garrulous
      adj 1: full of trivial conversation; "kept from her housework by
             gabby neighbors" [syn: chatty, gabby, garrulous,
             loquacious, talkative, talky]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  34 Moby Thesaurus words for "garrulous":
     all jaw, blabbing, candid, chatty, communicative, conversational,
     effusive, expansive, flip, fluent, frank, gabby, gassy, glib,
     gossipy, gregarious, gushy, long-winded, loose-tongued, loquacious,
     multiloquent, multiloquious, newsy, overtalkative, prattling,
     prolix, smooth, sociable, talkative, talky, verbose, voluble,
     windy, wordy
  
  

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