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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.
1. Talking much, especially about commonplace or trivial
things; talkative; loquacious.
The most garrulous people on earth. --De Quincey.
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. --
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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,
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