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[loh-kwey-shuh s] /loʊˈkweɪ ʃəs/

talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous:
a loquacious dinner guest.
characterized by excessive talk; wordy:
easily the most loquacious play of the season.
characterized by or showing a tendency to talk a great deal

1660s, back-formation from loquacity or else formed from stem of Latin loquax (genitive loquacis) “talkative,” from loqui “to speak” (see locution) + -ous. Related: Loquaciously; loquaciousness.


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