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1. Marked by a ready flow of speech; fluent.
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.
1. talking easily, readily, and at length; fluent
2. archaic easily turning or rotating, as on an axis
3. (Botany) rare (of a plant) twining or twisting
[C16: from Latin volūbilis turning readily, fluent, from volvere to turn]
ˌvoluˈbility, ˈvolubleness n
vol•u•ble(ˈvɒl yə bəl)
characterized by a ready and continuous flow of words; fluent; glib; talkative.
[1565–75; < Latin volūbilis, derivative of volvere to turn]
vol`u•bil′i•ty, vol′u•ble•ness, n.
syn: See fluent.
voluble- "Flowing with speech, talkative"; such a person has words "rolling" off his or her tongue.
See also related terms for rolling.
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|Adj.||1.||voluble - marked by a ready flow of speech; "she is an extremely voluble young woman who engages in soliloquies not conversations"|
communicatory, communicative - able or tending to communicate; "was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew"- W.M.Thackeray
prolix - tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length; "editing a prolix manuscript"; "a prolix lecturer telling you more than you want to know"
taciturn - habitually reserved and uncommunicative