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Daemon
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loquacious

(adjective) Very talkative; garrulous.

Synonyms: chatty, gabby, garrulous, talkative, talky

Usage: The loquacious woman was often mocked by neighborhood children for her incessant talking.
Shamshad Ali Afridi
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Has anyone noticed that birds become exceedingly excited and loquacious at the arrival of the nuptial season?
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loquacious (adj.)
1660s, back-formation from loquacity or else formed from stem of Latin loquax (genitive loquacis) "talkative," from loqui "to speak" (see locution) + -ous. Related: Loquaciously; loquaciousness.
Mehrdad77
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A loquacious person talks a lot, often about stuff that only they think is interesting. You can also call them chatty or gabby, but either way, they're loquacious.
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Whenever you see the Latin loqu-, you can be sure that the word has something to do with "talking." So a loquacious person is a person who talks a lot, and often too much. Sitting next to a loquacious person at a dinner party can make dinner a real drag. Of course, if you've got nothing to say, a loquacious person might make a good dinner companion, because they'll do all the talking. All you will have to do is smile and eat.
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It was a comparatively loquacious follow-up to the paper’s curt editorial on Friday, signed by its publisher, Joseph W. McQuaid.
New York Times May 19, 2015

Calcifer Y
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Would that with the loquacious air in this palace our flaws might vanish ... Shadows of last night no token but a hell be left behind.
8BooksOfSengathe
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Daemon wrote:
loquacious

(adjective) Very talkative; garrulous.

Synonyms: chatty, gabby, garrulous, talkative, talky

Usage: The loquacious woman was often mocked by neighborhood children for her incessant talking.



Little Lou is the most loquacious child we've ever met.
Bobby Angell
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This is one of those words that fits it's definition well. A loquacious person would love to use loquacious.
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Notes: The noun from today's word is loquacity [lo-qwæ-sê-ti] and the adverb loquaciously. A related adjective is loquent "talking, speaking" that turns up mostly in technical writing as in, "Are chimpanzees a loquent species?" This adjective yields a noun, loquency "talk, the ability to speak". The synonym of today's word, talkative, is an accepted lexical violation in that it is made up of a native stem, talk, plus a Latin suffix -ative, two supposedly incompatible constituents. But perhaps I am waxing loquacious myself and should stop here to leave room for a few other comments on this interesting word.

In Play: Today's word is the antonym of an earlier Good Word, reticent "taciturn, untalkative": "Molly was such a reticent child but since starting school she has become positively loquacious." Loquacity can be fun and entertaining or it can get in the way: "We want to keep today's meeting short, so I may interrupt anyone who becomes too loquacious."

Word History: Today's wonderful Word comes from a Latin with a similar word meaning, loquax (loquac-s) from loqui "to speak". It derives from the Proto-Indo-European root tolkw-, which apparently metathesized to tlokw-. That placed the [t] in an untenable position (Latin didn't allow the consonant cluster [tl]), so it was dropped. Eloquent and elocution come from eloqui "to speak out" a reduction of ex "out (of)" + loqui "to speak". In Russian we find the PIE root unmetathesized in tolk "sense", whose plural is, oddly, tolki "talk, rumors". Although it looks very much like English talk, the [t] in this stem would have become [th] in English, as the contrast Latin pater - English father shows. Talk probably comes from an original word meaning "count", as does Dutch taal "language".

http://www.alphadictionary.com/goodword/word/loquacious
Gary98
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Are we a loquacious bunch?
johnfl
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loquacious doesn't rhyme with quite.
Cliona Chee
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Can I say
"I'm really loquacious?"
Irma Crespo
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LOQUACIOUS.- adj. Characterized by continuous talking. My grandchild is quite loquacious for a three year old child.
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