volubility


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vol·u·ble

 (vŏl′yə-bəl)
adj.
1. Marked by a ready flow of speech; fluent.
2.
a. Turning easily on an axis; rotating.
b. Botany Twining or twisting: a voluble vine.

[Middle English, moving easily, from Old French, from Latin volūbilis, revolving, fluent, from volvere, to roll; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

vol′u·bil′i·ty, vol′u·ble·ness n.
vol′u·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.volubility - the quality of being facile in speech and writingvolubility - the quality of being facile in speech and writing
communicativeness - the trait of being communicative
Translations

volubility

[ˌvɒljʊˈbɪlɪtɪ] Nlocuacidad f

volubility

nRedseligkeit f
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His volubility had left him at last, and he sank down wearily on my sofa.
Highcamp hung with languid but unaffected interest upon the warm and impetuous volubility of her left-hand neighbor, Victor Lebrun.
He greeted Philip with enthusiasm, and with his usual volubility told him that he had come to live in London, Ruth Chalice was a hussy, he had taken a studio, Paris was played out, he had a commission for a portrait, and they'd better dine together and have a good old talk.
Could there have been anything like her present disjointed volubility in the fascinations that had captivated him?
And then he bade them get the fire lit, and stalked out upon his crutch, with his hand on my shoulder, leaving them in a disarray, and silenced by his volubility rather than convinced.
Had Lydia and her mother known the substance of her conference with her father, their indignation would hardly have found expression in their united volubility.
Our captain, however, rather distrusted his ability in this respect, and refused to recognize his claim to the character he assumed; but our gentleman was determined to play his part, for, by dint of much scrambling, he succeeded in getting into the weather-quarter boat, where he steadied himself by holding on to a shroud, and then commenced issuing his commands with amazing volubility and very peculiar gestures.
He ceased brokenly, alarmed by his own volubility and by Genevieve's look of alarm.
demanded Tom, pouring question upon question with great volubility.
But Miss Bates soon came"Very happy and obliged"but Emma's conscience told her that there was not the same cheerful volubility as beforeless ease of look and manner.
The bargain was now commenced in earnest, offering an instructive scene of French protestations, assertions, contradictions and volubility on one side, and of cold, seemingly phlegmatic, but wily Yankee calculation, on the other.
The captain of the brig, who sat in the stern sheets by my side with his face in his hands, raised his head and began to speak with a sort of sombre volubility.