Adjective "voluble" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of a person) talking fluently, readily, or incessantly.
  1. 'Trade union leaders and managements are voluble in condemning each other without owning up responsibility.'
  2. 'She is voluble about the support she has received from her family and friends, and the Cincinnati Zoo, whose help in sustaining the project has been crucial.'
  3. 'Those voices were more voluble and more naive ten years ago than they are today.'
  4. 'Rather, he is generous and voluble when asked about his personal life and his working habits, laughing frequently.'
  5. 'He is able; he is voluble; he's, I think, a very decent man, but again the campaign I think has not been there for him.'
  6. 'I love these guys - they make me look like I'm clever, when really I'm just voluble and profane and tediously honest.'
  7. 'Never having been confronted with this question before, the usually voluble scientist answers evasively, and it temporarily sinks her mission as Earth's representative to other worlds.'
  8. 'Butchers do know, and they're usually voluble about their product and will help you find what you want at the right price.'
  9. 'He became animated and voluble; he even smiled.'
  10. 'Beyond that, he was unforgettable: flamboyant and voluble, the type of guy who gives everyone a nickname and who might break into a show tune at any moment.'
  11. 'an excited and voluble discussion'
  12. 'I think I upheld the honour of Scotland by making a voluble speech of thanks.'


1. characterized by a ready and continuous flow of words; fluent; glib; talkative: a voluble spokesman for the cause.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be voluble on subjects."

"people can be voluble."

"discourses can be voluble."

"wealths can be voluble."

"wakes can be voluble."

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Middle English (in senses ‘rotating about an axis’ and ‘having a tendency to change’): from French, or from Latin volubilis, from volvere ‘to roll’. The modern meanings arose in the late 16th century.