Voluble describes someone who talks a lot, like your aunt who can’t stop telling you to cut your hair or a political candidate who makes twenty speeches on the day before the election.

Have you ever found it especially hard to interrupt someone who talks a lot when he or she gets on a roll? If so, it won’t surprise you that the adjective voluble traces back to the Latin word volvere, meaning “to roll.” The word voluble describes talking continuously, fluently, at great length, in a steady flow. You’ll know it when you meet voluble talkers: they just keep rolling on and on.

Definitions of voluble

adj marked by a ready flow of speech

“she is an extremely voluble young woman who engages in soliloquies not conversations”
communicative, communicatory
able or tending to communicate
tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length
chatty, gabby, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, talky
full of trivial conversation
habitually reserved and uncommunicative
incommunicative, uncommunicative
not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions
expressing much in few words
(British colloquial) not inclined to conversation
reticent, untalkative
temperamentally disinclined to talk
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