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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (II) Communication of Ideas
Section III. Means of Communicating Ideas
2. Spoken Language
 
584. Loquacity.
 
  
NOUN:LOQUACITY, loquaciousness, effusion; talkativeness &c. adj.; garrulity; multiloquence, much speaking.
  GABBLE, gab [colloq.], jaw [low], hot air [slang]; jabber, chatter; prate, prattle, cackle, clack; twaddle, twattle, rattle, caquet [F.], caquetterie [F.], blabber, bavardage [F.], bibble-babble, gibble-gabble; small talk (converse) [See Interlocution]; Babel.
  FLUENCY, flippancy, volubility, flowing tongue; flow, - of words; flux de -bouche, - mots [F.]; copia verborum [L.], cacoëthes loquendi [L.]; furor loquendi [L.]; verbosity (diffuseness) [See Diffuseness]; gift of the gab (eloquence) [See Speech].
  TALKER; chatterer, chatterbox; babbler &c. v.; rattle; “agreeable rattle” [Goldsmith]; ranter; sermonizer, proser, driveler or driveller, blatherskite [colloq., U. S.], blab, jaw-box [slang], gas-bag [slang], wind-bag [slang], hot-air artist [slang]; gossip (converse) [See Interlocution]; magpie, jay, parrot, poll or polly; moulin à paroles [F.].
  
VERB:BE LOQUACIOUS &c. adj.; talk glibly, pour forth, patter; prate, palaver, prose, maunder, chatter, blab, gush, prattle, clack, jabber, jaw [low], shoot one’s mouth off [slang]; blather, blatter, blether; rattle, - on; twaddle, twattle; babble, gabble; outtalk; talk oneself -out of breath, - hoarse; talk -, run on- like a mill race; have one’s tongue hanging in the middle and wagging at both ends; talk the hind legs off a mule, talk one deaf and dumb, clack like a hen, go on forever; expatiate (speak at length) [See Diffuseness]; gossip (converse) [See Interlocution]; din in the ears (repeat) [See Repetition]; talk at random, talk nonsense [See Absurdity]; be hoarse with talking.
  
ADJECTIVE:LOQUACIOUS, talkative, garrulous, linguacious [obs.], multiloquent or multiloquous; chattering &c. v.; chatty (sociable) [See Sociality]; declamatory [See Speech]; open-mouthed.
  FLUENT, voluble, glib, flippant; long-tongued, long-winded (diffuse) [See Diffuseness].
  
ADVERB:GLIBLY &c. adj.; trippingly on the tongue.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. The tongue running -fast, - loose, - on wheels.
  2. All talk and no cider.
  3. Foul whisperings are abroad.—Macbeth
  4. The parrot is forever polishing his beak, however clean it may be.—Pascal
  5. What a spendthrift is he of his tongue!—Tempest
  6. A loose tongue is just as unfortunate an accompaniment for a nation as for an individual.—Roosevelt
  7. His talk was like a charge of horse.—Masefield
  8. Another flood of words! A very torrent.—B. Jonson
  9. It would talk,—Lord! how it talked!—Beaumont and Fletcher

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