Word of the Day – Garrulity

By October 4, 2018Word of the Day

Garrulity (noun)


Excessive talkativeness, especially on trivial matters.

Example sentences

“She’s nice, but don’t stop if you’re busy. She’s prone to bouts of serious garrulity.”

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