My Word Of The Day Is…

So, you’re an aspiring writer. And you’re currently working on a story, but you’ve been struggling to find a word that succinctly describes one of your character’s penchant for talking too much. Well, you’re in luck! My word of the day maybe just what you are looking for.

 

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Loquacity [loh-kwas-i-tee]

Definition
noun, plural loquacities.

1. the quality or state of being very talkative.

2. an instance of talkativeness or garrulity; a loquacious flow of talk.

Origin/History
c.1200, from Latin loquacitatem (nominative loquacitas) “talkativeness,” from loquax “talkative” (see loquacious). An Old English word for it was ofersprecolnes.

 

Example
“Leave out all these idle words in your own praise,” interrupted the Tarkaan. “It is enough to know that you took the child—and have had ten times the worth of his daily bread out of him in labour, as anyone can see. And now tell me at once what price you put on him, for I am wearied with your loquacity.”

 

Synonyms
garrulity; logorrhea; prolixity; verboseness

Antonyms
taciturnity; reticence;

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