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Loquacious

[lō-ˈkwā-shəs]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, mid 17th century

1.

Tending to talk very freely; extremely talkative

2.

Characterized by excessive wordiness

Examples of Loquacious in a sentence

"I would've arrived on time if it weren't for a long conversation with my loquacious neighbor."

"She tended to be quite loquacious, speaking long after her time had run out."

About Loquacious

Fran Capo may be considered the world's most loquacious person. Certified by the Guinness World Records organization, she's capable of speaking 11 words per second, or nearly 700 per minute.

Did you Know?

Loquacious, unsurprisingly, comes to us from a Latin word—loquax, which means "talkative."

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