voluble

  • 1 Voluble — Vol u*ble, a. [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,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 voluble — (adj.) 1570s, liable to constant change, from Fr. voluble, from L. volubilis that turns around, rolling, flowing, fluent (of speech), from volvere to turn around, roll (see VULVA (Cf. vulva)). Meaning fluent, talkative first recorded 1580s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 voluble — I adjective copious, declamatory, discursive, eloquent, effusive, expansive, fluent, garrulous, glib, long winded, loquacious, multiloquent, profuse, rambling, ready tongued, rhetorical, talkative, verbose, wordy II index loquacious Burton s… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 voluble — 1 fluent, glib, eloquent, *vocal, articulate Analogous words: copious, abundant, *plentiful: *easy, facile, effortless, smooth Antonyms: stuttering, stammering 2 glib, garrulous, loquacious, *talkative Antonyms …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 voluble — [adj] talkative articulate, bigmouthed*, chattering, chatty*, fluent, full of hot air*, gabby, garrulous, long winded*, loquacious, mouthy*, multiloquent, prolix, rambling, running on*, slick*, smooth*, talky, verbal, windy*, wordy; concept 267 …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 voluble — (Del lat. volubĭlis). 1. adj. Que fácilmente se puede volver alrededor. 2. De carácter inconstante. 3. Bot. Dicho de un tallo: Que crece formando espiras alrededor de los objetos …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 7 voluble — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ speaking or spoken incessantly and fluently. DERIVATIVES volubility noun volubly adverb. ORIGIN originally in senses «rotating about an axis» and «tending to change»: from Latin volvere to roll …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 voluble — [väl′yə bəl] adj. [Fr < L volubilis, easily turned about < volutus, pp. of volvere, to roll, turn about: see WALK] 1. characterized by a great flow of words; talking much and easily; talkative, glib, etc. 2. Rare rolling easily on an axis;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 voluble — (Del lat. volubilis.) ► adjetivo 1 Que tiene un carácter inconstante: ■ es una persona voluble en todos sus actos; tiene un carácter muy voluble y le convencen de cualquier cosa. SINÓNIMO inestable variable ANTÓNIMO constante …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 10 voluble — [[t]vɒ̱ljʊb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that someone is voluble, you mean that they talk a lot with great energy and enthusiasm. [FORMAL] She was voluble with excitement... Bert is a voluble, gregarious man. Derived words: volubly… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 voluble — adjective formal 1 talking a lot: a voluble spokesman 2 a voluble speech, explanation etc uses a lot of words and is spoken quickly: She broke into voluble and perfect Italian. volubly adverb volubility, noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 voluble — adj. 1 speaking or spoken vehemently, incessantly, or fluently (voluble spokesman; voluble excuses). 2 Bot. twisting round a support, twining. Derivatives: volubility n. volubleness n. volubly adv. Etymology: F voluble or L volubilis f. volvere… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 13 voluble — (vo lu bl ) adj. 1°   Terme de botanique. Synonyme de volubile. 2°   Fig. Qui a de la volubilité de langue. •   Les Lithuaniens fuyaient quelquefois à notre approche ; les Juifs restaient... on les reconnaissait à leur prononciation grasse, à… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 14 voluble — vol|u|ble [ valjəbl ] adjective FORMAL 1. ) someone who is voluble talks a lot 2. ) voluble speech is quick and continuous ╾ vol|u|bil|i|ty [ ,valjə bıləti ] noun uncount ╾ vol|u|bly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 voluble — UK [ˈvɒljʊb(ə)l] / US [ˈvɑljəb(ə)l] adjective formal 1) someone who is voluble talks a lot 2) voluble speech is quick and continuous Derived words: volubility UK [ˌvɒljʊˈbɪlətɪ] / US [ˌvɑljəˈbɪlətɪ] noun uncountable volubly adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 16 voluble — {{#}}{{LM SynV41241}}{{〓}} {{CLAVE V40239}}{{\}}{{CLAVE}}{{/}}{{\}}SINÓNIMOS Y ANTÓNIMOS:{{/}} {{[}}voluble{{]}} {{《}}▍ adj.{{》}} = inconstante • antojadizo • cambiante • variable • ligero • versátil • volátil • liviano • veleidoso (form.) •… …

    Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • 17 voluble — volubility, volubleness, n. volubly, adv. /vol yeuh beuhl/, adj. characterized by a ready and continuous flow of words; fluent; glib; talkative: a voluble spokesman for the cause. [1565 75; < L volubilis which turns easily, flowing, equiv. to… …

    Universalium

  • 18 voluble — vol|u|ble [ˈvɔljubəl US ˈva: ] adj formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: changing, going around , from Latin volubilis, from volvere to roll ] talking a lot or talking quickly ▪ Clarissa was extremely voluble on the subject of good… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 voluble — adjective she was as voluble as her husband was silent Syn: talkative, loquacious, garrulous, verbose, wordy, chatty, gossipy, effusive, gushing, forthcoming, conversational, communicative, expansive; articulate, fluent; informal mouthy,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 voluble — /ˈvɒljəbəl / (say volyuhbuhl) adjective characterised by a ready and continuous flow of words, as a speaker or their manner of speaking; glibly fluent: a voluble talker. {Latin volūbilis, from volvere roll, turn} –volubility /vɒljəˈbɪləti/ (say… …

    Australian English dictionary


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