An example of voluble is someone with the gift of gab.
- characterized by a great flow of words; talking much and easily; talkative, glib, etc.
- Rare rolling easily on an axis; rotating
- Bot. twining or twisting, as a vine
Origin of volubleFrench ; from Classical Latin volubilis, easily turned about ; from volutus, past participle of volvere, to roll, turn about: see walk
- Marked by a ready flow of speech; fluent.
- a. Turning easily on an axis; rotating.b. Botany Twining or twisting: a voluble vine.
Origin of volubleMiddle English, moving easily, from Old French, from Latin volūbilis, revolving, fluent, from volvere, to roll; see wel-2 in Indo-European roots.
- vol′u·bil′i·ty, vol′u·ble·ness
(comparative more voluble, superlative most voluble)
- (of a person or a manner of speaking) Fluent or having a ready flow of speech; garrulous or loquacious; tonguey.
- (of thoughts, feelings, or something that is expressed) Expressed readily or at length and in a fluent manner.
- Easily rolling or turning; having a fluid, undulating motion.
- (botany) Twisting and turning like a vine.
From Latin volÅ«bilis (“rolling"), from volvÅ (“I roll").