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Wordnet 3.0


1. marked by a ready flow of speech;
- Example: "she is an extremely voluble young woman who engages in soliloquies not conversations"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Voluble \Vol"u*ble\, a. [L. volubilis, fr. volvere, volutum, to roll, to turn round; akin to Gr. ? to infold, to inwrap, ? to roll, G. welle a wave: cf. F. voluble. Cf. F. Well of water, Convolvulus, Devolve, Involve, Revolt, Vault an arch, Volume, Volute.] [1913 Webster] 1. Easily rolling or turning; easily set in motion; apt to roll; rotating; as, voluble particles of matter. [1913 Webster] 2. Moving with ease and smoothness in uttering words; of rapid speech; nimble in speaking; glib; as, a flippant, voluble, tongue. [1913 Webster] [Cassio,] a knave very voluble. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: Voluble was used formerly to indicate readiness of speech merely, without any derogatory suggestion. "A grave and voluble eloquence." --Bp. Hacket. [1913 Webster] 3. Changeable; unstable; fickle. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 4. (Bot.) Having the power or habit of turning or twining; as, the voluble stem of hop plants. [1913 Webster] Voluble stem (Bot.), a stem that climbs by winding, or twining, round another body. [1913 Webster] -- Vol"u*ble*ness, n. -- Vol"u*bly, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

voluble adj 1: marked by a ready flow of speech; "she is an extremely voluble young woman who engages in soliloquies not conversations" [ant: taciturn]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

36 Moby Thesaurus words for "voluble": all jaw, bombastic, candid, chatty, communicative, conversational, effusive, expansive, exuberant, flip, fluent, frank, gabby, garrulous, gassy, glib, gossipy, gregarious, gushy, long-winded, loquacious, multiloquent, multiloquious, newsy, overtalkative, profuse, prolix, silver-tongued, smooth, sociable, talkative, talky, verbose, vocative, windy, wordy