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Below you will find the definition of garrulous, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - full of trivial conversation
EXAMPLES - Garrulous in a Sentence
- The general isn't what you'd call a garrulous man. (source)
- Miss Letitia presided over the table in garrulous majesty. (source)
- "He might almost have been called garrulous," Pamela agreed. (source)
- The whiskey made him more garrulous as he recounted tales of his exploits. (source)
- We are both garrulous and reticent; pragmatic and romantic; rude and courteous. (source)
- One night, while watching television with a garrulous neighbor, Herr Raab snaps. (source)
- During the lunch, Jones, after a few drinks, grew increasingly garrulous and candid. (source)
- Having kissed garrulous Mark-from-the-internet, I find I'm approximately 50% sheepish, 50% defiant about it. (source)
- They, being garrulous and good-natured folks, befriended Popcorn, and he eventually became a mascot for the B (source)
- The Internet exaggerates everything -- it's a vulgar, loud-mouthed, garrulous, entertaining but boorish friend. (source)
- The extensive footnotes on Lee's scripts are the literary equivalent of a particularly garrulous DVD commentary. (source)
- "The Internet exaggerates everything -- it's a vulgar, loud-mouthed, garrulous, entertaining but boorish friend." (source)
- 'A foolish story, such as is told by garrulous old women 'is how the Oxford dictionary defines an old wives' tale. (source)
- The boy departed, and back came the prime minister, perturbed, ill at ease, and garrulous with apologetic explanation. (source)
- Stanley Smith, a Philadelphia lawyer, called his garrulous group to order in the Penn Athletic Club one night last week. (source)
- This garrulous gasbag is so crazy that he makes Kentucky's current Senator Jim Bunning look like the soul of rationality. (source)
- Butler sings the grand, garrulous verses with the serene patience of a man who enjoys contemplating how best to live one's life. (source)
- No more obliging and angrily garrulous linemen were encountered, and few were the opportunities for conversation with chance wayfarers. (source)
- Mr. Ferguson plays Gobber, a garrulous blacksmith with prosthetic body parts who mentors the movie's young hero, voiced by Jay Baruchel. (source)
- And the reaction from House Minority leader John Boehner or his Senate counterpart, Mitch McConnell, or the ever garrulous Dick and Liz Cheney? (source)
- All the more with nothing now to lose, and no man listening but a tolerant elder of his own race, he unfolded his leaves in garrulous innocence. (source)
- This garrulous account of the visit, with its scarifyingly racist coda, appeared on the front page of the Gippsland Times, on Thursday, May 16, 1901: (source)
- They were garrulous and gossipy, and their solid, print-clad presences filled the shops with a cozy warmth; a buttress against the cold mist of the morning outdoors. (source)
- "Of course we haven't encouraged your talking much up to this time, and you don't strike me as a very rapid fire speaker, not exactly what is called garrulous, you know. (source)
- A man with shaking hands keeps shards of a garrulous mirror like fallen stars ,works them over and over, trying to understand, piece together broken eggshell of her face. (source)
- Why GM Matters excels when Holstein draws on the extensive access he was given to GM product executives such as garrulous Vice-Chairman Robert A. Lutz or designer Bob Boniface. (source)
- This is a very short answer for the garrulous genius of Jadot (who explains winemaking as the process of "seeking the unconscious of the earth.") but I think I know what he means. (source)
- Free from the garrulous sentimentality that sinks "Fever" (and most of "Beginners"), it nevertheless achieves an emotional range that Carver felt to be lacking from his earlier work. (source)
- The discipline of silence need not be rigorously observed among the old and sick, and just as well, since they tend to be incorrigibly garrulous, from want of other active occupation. (source)
- "hearing and telling the latest news" (no undignified or improper mode of recreation in a city where newspapers were unknown), whilst they are condemned as "garrulous," "frivolous," "full of curiosity," and (source)
- But as thoughts of the priesthood faded, Palmo -- a wiry, garrulous man with a strong Philadelphia accent and a prominent Roman nose -- began imagining how to combine his interests in Catholicism and journalism. (source)
- He'd been at the Ferry for a year, teaching school among other things, and God help the children's education: a pleasant fellow enough, but garrulous as a Welsh parson, and I'd sooner have trusted a secret to Elspeth. (source)
- So that some family members are removed, others are added, the mother ends up with a prescription pill problem and the father is silent and removed neither of which was true of my abstemious mother and garrulous father. (source)
- All this time the poor creature was discussing with herself as to whether she had disobeyed orders, in a kind of garrulous way that made me fear much for her capability of retaining anything secret if she was questioned. (source)
- A garrulous performer, Vic was one of a small collection of satchel-toting prop comics who tended to use his powers for good... and the props were often just a side dish to his rollicking and sometimes corny jokes and observations. (source)
- However, with access to the house I felt a part of the household of Mrs. D, Jacqueline, her French housekeeper, Gladys or "Gaga," who had worked for the family for 30 years, and a surprisingly garrulous French-speaking parrot named Cacaloo. (source)
- When last we left Peter, an aloof Manhattan bench-sitter coerced into tragedy in Edward Albee's classic one-act, "The Zoo Story," he was fleeing the scene of a crime orchestrated by the garrulous Jerry, a transient oddball who provokes him during a chance encounter in Central Park. (source)
- For they didn't only stand against impossible odds, you see - they stood and won, the garrulous little buggers, and not just 'cos they had Martinis against spears and clubs and a few muskets; they beat 'em hand to hand too, steel against steel at the barricades, and John Zulu gave them best. (source)
- He chased the unmigratory tropi-ducks from their shrewd-hidden nests, walked circumspectly among the crocodiles hauled out of water for slumber, and crept under the jungle-roof and spied upon the snow-white saucy cockatoos, the fierce ospreys, the heavy-flighted buzzards, the lories and kingfishers, and the absurdly garrulous little pygmy parrots. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 49.0, which suggests that "garrulous" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 28 synonyms for garrulous.
babbling, blabbermouth, chattering, chatty, effusive, flap jaw, gabby, glib, gossiping, gushing, long-winded, loose-lipped, loose-tongued, loquacious, motormouth, mouthy, prating, prattling, prolix, prosy, running on at the mouth, verbose, voluble, wind-bag, windy, wordy, yakkity, yakky
We have 6 antonyms for garrulous.
mum, quiet, reserved, silent, still, untalkative
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (gărˈə-ləs, gărˈyə-)
View up to 25 definitions of garrulous from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Given to excessive and often trivial or rambling talk; tiresomely talkative.
- (adjective) Wordy and rambling: a garrulous speech.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Excessively or tiresomely talkative.
- (adjective) Excessively wordy and rambling.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Talking much, especially about commonplace or trivial things; talkative; loquacious.
- (adjective) Having a loud, harsh note; noisy; -- said of birds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Talkative; prating; loquacious; specifically, given to talking much and with much minuteness and repetition of unimportant or trivial details.
- (None) Synonyms Loquacious, etc. (see talkative); prattling, babbling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) full of trivial conversation