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The people who are garrulous and wear their heart on their sleeve and tell you everything, that's one kind of person, but the fellow who's hiding behind a tree and hoping you don't see him is the fellow that you'd better find out why.
Dorothea Lange

Meaning of "garrulous" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GARRULOUS

From Latin garrulus, from garrīre to chatter.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GARRULOUS

garrulous  [ˈɡærʊləs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GARRULOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Garrulous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES GARRULOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Verbosity

Verbosity is speech or writing which is deemed to use an excess of words. The opposite of verbosity is succinctness, which can be found in plain language, and laconism. Some teachers, including the author of The Elements of Style, warn writers not to be verbose. Similarly, some authors, including Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway, use a succinct style and avoid verbosity. Synonyms for verbosity include wordiness, prolixity, grandiloquence, garrulousness, expatiation, and logorrhea. Corresponding adjectival forms are verbose, wordy, prolix, grandiloquent, garrulous, and logorrheic. Examples of verbosity are common in political speech, academic prose, and other genres.

Definition of garrulous in the English dictionary

The definition of garrulous in the dictionary is given to constant and frivolous chatter; loquacious; talkative. Other definition of garrulous is wordy or diffuse; prolix.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GARRULOUS


bolas
ˈbəʊləs
bolus
ˈbəʊləs
calculus
ˈkælkjʊləs
cumulus
ˈkjuːmjʊləs
fabulous
ˈfæbjʊləs
glomerulus
ɡlɒˈmɛrʊləs
homunculus
hɒˈmʌŋkjʊləs
meticulous
mɪˈtɪkjʊləs
miraculous
mɪˈrækjʊləs
modulus
ˈmɒdjʊləs
nucleolus
ˌnjuːklɪˈəʊləs
oculus
ˈɒkjʊləs
populace
ˈpɒpjʊləs
populous
ˈpɒpjʊləs
querulous
ˈkwɛrʊləs
ridiculous
rɪˈdɪkjʊləs
Romulus
ˈrɒmjʊləs
solus
ˈsəʊləs
stimulus
ˈstɪmjʊləs
unscrupulous
ʌnˈskruːpjʊləs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GARRULOUS

garreted
garreteer
Garrett
Garrick
garrigue
garrison
garrison life
garrison town
garrison troops
garron
garrot
garrote
garroter
garrotte
garrotter
garrulity
garrulously
garrulousness
garrya
garryowen

WORDS THAT END LIKE GARRULOUS

acidulous
antituberculous
bibulous
cellulous
crapulous
credulous
edentulous
emulous
fantabulous
fistulous
ghetto fabulous
incredulous
jealous
nebulous
overscrupulous
pendulous
scrofulous
scrupulous
sedulous
tremulous
tuberculous

Synonyms and antonyms of garrulous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GARRULOUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «garrulous» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of garrulous

Translation of «garrulous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GARRULOUS

Find out the translation of garrulous to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of garrulous from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «garrulous» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

locuaz
570 millions of speakers

English

garrulous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बातूनी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ثرثار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

болтливый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tagarela
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফচকে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bavard
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berani
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

geschwätzig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

とりとめのない
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

수다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Garrulous
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

già chuyện
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

garrulous
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कुत्री
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

geveze
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

garrulo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gadatliwy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

балакучий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

guraliv
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φλύαρος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

praatsieke
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

prat
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

snakkesalig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of garrulous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GARRULOUS»

The term «garrulous» is regularly used and occupies the 76.818 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GARRULOUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about garrulous

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2 QUOTES WITH «GARRULOUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word garrulous.
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Paul Klee
Nature is garrulous to the point of confusion, let the artist be truly taciturn.
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Dorothea Lange
The people who are garrulous and wear their heart on their sleeve and tell you everything, that's one kind of person, but the fellow who's hiding behind a tree and hoping you don't see him is the fellow that you'd better find out why.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GARRULOUS»

Discover the use of garrulous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to garrulous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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In Praise of the Garrulous
This book deals with the origins of language to argue its centrality to humanity and the naturalness of bilingualism and multilingualism, but also examines how writing and printing built on that centrality to develop the "social mind" - the ...
Allan Cameron, 2014
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A Word a Week
garrulous. Garrulous! What a fun word! Everyone say it quickly five times as fast as you can. Isn't it fun the way it rolls off the tongue? Now look around you and try to guess who is the most garrulous in the class, just from the sound of the word.
Ruth Foster, 1999
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Clouded Crescent: Garrulous Goon
" In brief the story is as follows: - Clouded Crescent is a story of a chattering child of a commoner, who falls in the hands of malevolence mongers and terrorists in milieu of contemporary Pakistan, terror campaigners compel him first to ...
M. R. Rambler, 2007
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The complete works: Orationes I-XVI, with an appendix ...
(64) If someone has arranged his life like his speeches, and it is apparent that he not only speaks for the ends of goodness, but lives for that end as well, how does this man accustom people to be garrulous and to do anything at all which is ...
Publius Aelius Aristides, Charles Allison Behr, 1986
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Reminiscences of an Old Bohemian V2: Senex Loquaz-Old Age Is ...
Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature.
Gustave Louis M. Strauss, 2007
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The Great Gatsby
I supposed there'd be a curious crowd around there all day with little boys searching for dark spots in the dust, and some garrulous man telling over and over what had happened, until it became less and less real even to him and he could tell ...
F. Scott Fitzgerald, 2003
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Land birds
GARRULOUS ROLLER. Coracias garrula, Linn. PLATE XXXIV. Coracias garrula, Linn. Syst. 1. p. 159. 1 — Fauna Suec No. 94, — Gmel. Syst. 1. p. 378 Lath. Ind. Ornith. 1. p. 168. 1. Galgulus, Briss. 2. p. 64. 1. t. 5. f. 2. Comix ccerulea Gesneri ...
Prideaux John Selby, 1833
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British song birds: being popular descriptions and anecdotes ...
Their ' organ of caution' (as you Phrenologists would say) must be very large !"* The female and young are more of a rust colour than the adult males. Garrulous Fauvet, Ficedula garrula, Blyth. Synonyms.— Motacilla curruca, Linn. Syst.
Neville Wood, 1836
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The Characters of Theophrastus: Illustrated by Physionomical ...
14 THE GARRULOUS. IU. THE GARRULOUS. Garrulity is an effusion of prolix and unpremeditated discourse. The garrulous man happening to sit beside one with whom he has no acquaintance, begins by recounting the various excellences ...
Theophrastus, Francis Howell, 1831
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A Compendious Syriac Dictionary: Founded Upon the Thesaurus ...
m. Jfc^oU, pi. J&L f. rt.^f*. babbling, foolish, garrulous; ]fc^.o» a garrulous old woman. |wli£o,^> m. pi. f. ]ts,' — adj. from ]lS «\.o»a ) ts V*> "^ cases formed by the addition of these particles and governed by them. (JXoyJ) m. rt. ^.»s. empty chatter.
Robert Payne Smith, Jessie Payne Smith, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GARRULOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term garrulous is used in the context of the following news items.
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4 Ways to Advertise to Jewish Millennials – Jewish Business News
... them for 18 months last year. He's garrulous and cantankerous but he's one of those guys everyone in the industry reads, but never admits it. «Jewish Business News, Jul 15»
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Preston Castle's harsh, haunted past - Herald & Review
Page, a garrulous sort who moved to Ione after a career at the Sacramento City Unified School District, enjoys regaling visitors with tales from ... «Herald & Review, Jul 15»
3
Are BPA-Free Plastics Really Safe? Growing Your Baby
It was around this time that the University of Missouri's vom Saal, a garrulous biologist, started studying the effects of BPA. Found in everything ... «Growing Your Baby, Jul 15»
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The first novels of Salman Rushdie and Amitav Ghosh were more …
... whom are married to important men, the garrulous philosopher Ignatius Gribb, and Count Cherkassov, a “weak, stultified, empty-headed fool. «Scroll.in, Jul 15»
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Aston Martin boss maps out route to profitability for next 100 years …
For the first time, the garrulous Palmer pauses and appears tense. “He hasn't spoken to me since. I suppose he was disappointed.” Palmer is ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Home Country — Sometimes you have to hold fast to your opinion
Each would look at Windy as each point was made only to see the usually garrulous Alphonse Wilson smile benignly and nod in response. «SnoValley Star, Jul 15»
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Oops! Slip Of The Tongue: Are You Guilty?
But unknown to the senator, Stanley is the garrulous type. To those who really know him, he could hardly be trusted with vital secrets. In some ... «Leadership Newspapers, Jul 15»
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Silence Speaks: Why Manmohan Was Weak And Modi is Strategic
Modi, on the other hand, comes from a tradition of being garrulous and never short of words. “Modi has crafted the perception of a convenient ... «Newslaundry, Jul 15»
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Immigration talk trumped by conservative fear
Although they are usually not as brazenly offensive or high-pitched in their criticism of immigration policies as the garrulous Trump, they ... «AL.com, Jul 15»
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Noisy, grabby blue jay sounds first alarm
Their name is derived from its noisy, garrulous nature and is sometimes called a jaybird. Though it considers most of the eastern and central ... «Tallahassee.com, Jul 15»

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