Adjective "garrulous" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters.
  1. 'They are basically warm people, albeit a bit garrulous at times with some who profess, quite irritatingly, to be the all-knowing type.'
  2. 'Maybe, as in the past, the garrulous president's words were nothing more than political grandstanding.'
  3. 'This debate engaged all but the most garrulous of the chattering classes rather less than the issue of how many angels can stand on the point of a pin.'
  4. 'The check-in assistant seemed to be in a particularly garrulous mood, chatting with his colleague while he printed out the boarding card.'
  5. 'Usually this involves a few perfunctory sentences but yesterday he was feeling unusually garrulous and it took me a while to get away from him.'
  6. 'However, he can be garrulous on films, capitalism and Heisenberg's uncertainty principle.'
  7. 'Noël, an observant neighbour in Jamaica, found her garrulous, snobbish and socially aggressive, while success had embittered him.'
  8. 'On the first floor, I see a crowd of garrulous men who've decided there's more to life than watching sports in the living room.'
  9. 'He introduces a character from his last novel, the garrulous, difficult ‘literary novelist’ Elizabeth.'
  10. 'A garrulous former pharmacist from Minnesota, he became the Democratic Party's nominee for president.'


1. excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, especially about trivial matters.

2. wordy or diffuse: a garrulous and boring speech.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be garrulous."

"leads can be garrulous."

"commentators can be garrulous."

"starletses can be garrulous."

"silences can be garrulous."

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Early 17th century: from Latin garrulus (from garrire ‘to chatter, prattle’) + -ous.