Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of GARRULOUS

Pronunciation:  'garulus

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  full of trivial conversation; "kept from her housework by gabby neighbors"

GARRULOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: chatty, gabby, loquacious, talkative, talky, voluble



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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. (Zo["o]l.) 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.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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